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Country Resource - Tajikistan

Tajikistan

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  • Population......................................................................8,330,946 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................1.66% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................23.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate................................................6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-1.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups...............................................Tajik 84.3%, Uzbek 13.8% (includes Lakai, Kongrat, Katagan, Barlos, Yuz), other 2% (includes Kyrgyz, Russian, Turkmen, Tatar, Arab) (2010 est.)

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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.

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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.