Fun facts about Tajikistan

  • Tajikistan is about the same size as Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine combined. Or it is about the same size as 53 Rhode Islands. 
  • About 8 million people live in Tajikistan and about 1 million people live in Rhode Island. 

  • The flagpole in Dushanbe is 165 meters or 541 feet tall. This was the tallest flagpole until 2014 when a taller flagpole was built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Jeddah Flagpole is 170 meters or 560 feet tall! Here is a picture of the Dushanbe flagpole. 

December 4, 2017

FUN FACT: U.S. embassy drivers in this country and probably many others as well are required to take special driving lessons in Washington D.C. I, for one, am very glad of that extra training they get.