Dushanbe

Situated at the confluence of 2 rivers Varzob and Kafarnigan, Dushanbe is the capital of Tajikistan. In 1920, the last Emir of Bukhara briefly took refuge 

in Dushanbe after being overthrown by the Bolshevik revolution.

Dushanbe, which means “Monday” in Tajik, developed on the site of a Monday marketplace village. Following the Red Army victory in Central Asia the village was upgraded to town in 1925.

The Soviets transformed the area into a centre for cotton and silk production, but the city was badly damaged as a result of the Civil War in Tajikistan (1992-1997) that sprang up in the nation shortly after its independence. However resurgences in the Tajik economy have transformed Dushanbe into a rapidly growing commercial, cultural and industrial center, the city was beautified during this period.

Nowadays, modern Dushanbe is a peaceful and flowering city with a combination of impressive traditional and modern style buildings and conducts active construction reform. A lot of stylish multi-story apartment and office buildings were constructed, the construction of hotels and choikhonas are in the process. Monuments and statues commemorating the city and Tajik nations past were erected.

Moreover, the Dushanbe flagpole which is the tallest free-standing flagpole (165 m) in the world entered the book of Guinness World Records, and Ismaili Cultural Centre, which combines an educational institution, a cultural centre, and a holy place became the 6th in the world and the only one in Central Asia.