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Tajikistan Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 5,959   Population 2000 (UN '000) 6,087
Area (km2) 130,295   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 47
Number of Administrative Units 60   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 99
Number of Urban Extents 26   Number of Settlement Points 26

Tajikistan Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Tajikistan
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 1.0
Leve1 Type Rayon
Number of Units 60
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 99
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 1989
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 5,192
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 5,562
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 5,959
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 5,303
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 5,741
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 6,087
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 130,295
Average Input Resolution (km) 47
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 26
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 562,000
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 4,000
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 51,089
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 26
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,283
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 12
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 190
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 4,928
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,371,905
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 3,205
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 91,304
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,373,903
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 4%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 39%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 28%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 45
Regression-estimated Extents 1
Digital Chart of the World 1
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
The 1990 population estimate is based on 1989 population from Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network (ACASIAN).
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Australian Centre of the Asian Spatial Information and Analysis Network (ACASIAN).
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
1989 Cities Populations of Rebulic of Tajikistan, UN Statistical Library; Tajikistan Census, 2000, Government Statistical Office under Tajikistan,;World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
Getty, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1999, UNSD, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Cities and urban-type localities, officially designated as such, usually according to criteria based on the number of inhabitants and the predominance of non-agricultural workers and their families.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Population data were extrapolated to target years of 1995 and 2000 using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: