CENTRAL ASIA

Tajikistan Map

A Tajikistan map collection with a reference map, satellite imagery, and an elevation. It includes cities, towns, roads, highways, lakes, rivers, and the Alay and the Pamir Mountains.

REFERENCE

Tajikistan Political Map

Tajikistan is a landlocked country located in Central Asia within the Alay and Pamir Mountains. It borders Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, China to the east, and Afghanistan to the south. Tajikistan is known for its electrical power, ancient cultural roots, and high mountains. In fact, the country is nicknamed the “Roof of the World” because of the Pamir Mountains. The capital and largest city of Tajikistan is Dushanbe. Other major cities are Khujand, Kulob, and Bokhtar.

IMAGERY

Tajikistan Satellite Map

Tajikistan occupies an area of 143,100 square kilometers (55,300 sq mi). Its small size makes it the smallest country in Central Asia. In comparison, it’s close to the same size as Nepal. The country lies mostly between latitudes 36° and 41° N so the climate is continental with variations in altitude. Tajikistan has a dense system of rivers with its two largest, the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya. Its largest body of water is Karakul lake, from an impact crater in Tajik National Park.

HILLSHADE

Tajikistan Elevation Map

The terrain is mostly mountainous with lowlands in the north. Mountains cover 93% of the country with its two major mountain ranges, the Pamir and Alay. The Alay Mountains run east-west in the northwest of Tajikistan. Whereas the Pamir Mountains are among the world’s highest and lie in the southeast of Tajikistan. It contains the Ismoil Somoni Peak, which formerly used to be the highest peak of the Soviet Union before Tajikistan claimed its independence. At 7,495 meters (24,590 ft), Ismoil Somoni Peak is the highest peak in Tajikistan.