Tajikistan, /təˈdʒiːkɪstæn/, or /tæˈdʒiːkiːstæn/; Тоҷикистон [tɔːd͡ʒikɪsˈtɔːn]; Russian: Таджикистан), officially the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, Çumhuriji Toçikiston, Russian: Республика Таджикистан), is a mountainous, landlocked country in Central Asiawith an estimated population of 8.7 million people as of 2016, and an area of 143,100 km2(55,300 sq mi). It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east. Pakistan lies to the south, separated by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. Traditional homelands of Tajik people included present-day Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
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