Brief information about the Dushanbe
Dushanbe Dushanbe (Tajik: Душанбе, IPA: [duʃæmˈbe]; meaning Monday in Persian, Russian: Душанбе, tr. Dushanbe) is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. It was named this way because it grew from a village that originally had a popular market on Mondays.
As of 2016, Dushanbe had a population of 802,700. Historically a small village, Dushanbe was made the capital of the Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1924. Until 1929, the city was known in Russian as Dyushambe (Russian: Дюшамбе, Dyushambe), and from 1929 to 1961 as Stalinabad (Tajik: Сталинобод, Stalinobod), after Joseph Stalin.