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Khujand

Travel Guide Asia Tajikistan Khujand

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Introduction

Khujand, formerly Khodjend or Khodzhent until 1936 and Leninabad until 1991, is the second-largest city of Tajikistan and the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan, now called Sughd. Khujand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, dating back about 2,500 years. It is situated on the Syr Darya at the mouth of the Fergana Valley and was a major city along the ancient Silk Road.

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Weather

Khujand experiences a temperate desert climate with long, hot summers and short, cool winters. Precipitation is light, and it generally falls in winter and autumn.

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Getting There

By Plane

Khujand Airport has regularly scheduled flights to Dushanbe as well as several international destinations, including Istanbul, Moscow and Almaty.

By Train

There is a rail connection between Khujand and Samarkand in Uzbekistan on the way to Dushanbe.

By Car

The city is connected by road to Panjakent in the Zeravshan River Valley as well as Dushanbe via the Anzob Tunnel.

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Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

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