Tajikistan

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TAJIKISTAN is a republic of the former USSR, which declared itself | independent in 1991. China bounds this central Asian country in the east, Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, and Kyrgyzstan to the north. It also includes the autonomous region of Gorno-Badakh Shan.

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The southeast occupied by the Pamir Mountains, whose snow-capped peaks dominate the country. More than half the country lies over 3,000 meters or 9,840 feet. Pastoral farming of cattle, sheep, horses, and goats is essential. Some yaks kept in the higher regions.

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The lowland areas watered so that cotton, mulberry I trees, fruit, wheat, and vegetables can be grown. The Amudarya river is one used to produce hydroelectric power for industries such as cotton and silk processing. The republic is rich in deposits of coal, lead, zinc, oil, and uranium, which were previously exploited.

There has been a continuing civil war in which tens of thousands of people have been killed or made homeless.

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