Saturday, February 12

What do you know about Tajikistan

Tajikistan is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia with Afghanistan borders it to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and People's Republic of China to the east.
On Friday February 11th at 5.04.43 pm one of the internet users in the country searched the web for images connected to "Luis Viton" (Louis Vuitton) and discovered my photo of the concept store in Oslo from September 2008. Luxury products are of interest to people all over the world.

Tajikistan means the "Land of the Tajiks". The word Tajik was used by medieval Turks to refer to Iranian-speaking peoples. The territory of what is now Tajikistan has been inhabited continuously since 4000 BC. Tajikistan has a population of 7,349,145 (July 2009 est.)
The Culture of Tajikistan has developed over several thousand years. Historically, Tajiks and Persians come from very similar stock with a mutual language and are related as part of the larger group of Aryan peoples, once part of the Samanid Empire. Named after its founder Saman Khuda, who converted to Sunni Islam  despite being from Zoroastrian theocratic nobility. It was the first native Persian dynasty in Greater Iran and Central Asia after the collapse of the Sassanid Persian empirecaused by the Arab conquest.
Tajikistan considers itself today a secular state with a Constitution providing for freedom of religion.
More information about the Flag of Tajikistan (the number 162 in my archive) can be found Here.


GundaM said...

hei der Arne, nattkjolene var heldigvis solgt og godt var vel det .... best med stilongs forresten ;)

kos deg videre i søndagen!

Anne said...

Jøsses, går snart Drillo en høy gang du Arne :-)