Friday, January 2, 2015

Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan

Dushanbe Tajikistan capital
Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means "Monday" in the Tajik language. Since 1991 it has been the capital of independent Tajikistan. The city grew from 300 inhabitants in 1922 to 750,000 today.  
The building on the postcard is the national museum, opened  in June 2013. 

(top) Part of a set of five stamps, issued 1994. This a 1997 overprint from the 1994 series. (bottom) Part of a set of five definitives, issued in 2014. This one is picturing Rudaki  Park. 


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