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E.g., 10/20/2014

Country Resource - Tajikistan

Tajikistan

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  • Population......................................................................8,051,512 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................1.75% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................24.99 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate................................................6.28 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-1.17 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Ethnic groups*...............................................Tajik 79.9%, Uzbek 15.3%, Russian 1.1%, Kyrgyz 1.1%, other 2.6% (2000 census)

* estimates of Uzbek proportion can range as high as 25% depending on how mixed Tajik-Uzbek families (largely in border areas) are counted

CIA World Factbook

One of the poorest countries in Central Asia and a former Soviet Republic, Tajikistan has dealt with Afghan refugees, experienced outward flows of ethnic Russians since its independence, and seen thousands of ethnic Tajiks leave for temporary employment in Russia. MPI’s Aaron Erlich investigates the migration issues facing this understudied country.

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One of the poorest countries in Central Asia and a former Soviet Republic, Tajikistan has dealt with Afghan refugees, experienced outward flows of ethnic Russians since its independence, and seen thousands of ethnic Tajiks leave for temporary employment in Russia. MPI’s Aaron Erlich investigates the migration issues facing this understudied country.