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Welcome To Tajikistan
Country number
45
Selected MR Agencies
  • Elephants Can't Jump

    Ensuring brand initiatives work in practice as well as in theory. To have marketplace impact, we believe every research assignment should consist of three elements consumer exploration or validation, within a competitive context, generating commercial outputs.
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  • Firefish Ltd

    29 full time staff, operating in all corners of the globe, on all manner of projects. No methodology is squashed to fit. We approach each brief with fresh eyes and minds, to make sure you get the most out of your research, helping your brand move forward.
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  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots is one of Europe's largest performance improvement companies. Established in 1980, Grass Roots UK is the founding company of a group with offices and partners operating in 15 countries around the world.
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  • DIGITAL-MR

    In addition to Social Media Research (Web Listening) DigitalMRs solutions also include community panels, access panels, Web usability and a distinct focus on qualitativeresearch online.
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An Introduction to Tajikistan

Tajikistan has been inhabited continuously since 4,000 BC. The land was once part of the Persian Empire and the later Samanid Empire is regarded as the first Tajik state. In the 19th century, along with other states in Central Asia, it became part of The Great Game between The Russian Empire and the West. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Central Asia

Nov 9
App store analytics firm App Annie has appointed Cindy Deng as Managing Director, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Nov 9 2017
Nov 6
Australia-based media measurement firm Isentia is to cut thirty jobs in the country, moving its news monitoring services to Asia. Nov 6 2017


0 current Central Asian jobs at present - sorry



Fast Facts
Map of Tajikistan
CAPITAL: Dushanbe
GOVERNMENT: Republic
AREA: 143,100 sq km
POPULATION: 7,487,489 (July 2010 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Tajik (Russian was previously used for interethnic communication)
Pamir, Tajikistan
Pamir, Tajikistan


Snowman's Land: In Tajikistan belief in the Yeti or Ghyl, as it is called there, is still very strong. Although there are many folk tales, some of the more interesting stories of human encounters date from the Soviet era. One concerns some Russians who had appropriated a helicopter in which to go hunting. When they saw the Ghyl they tried to capture it in a net but the astonishingly strong creature tried to pull the helicopter down. The Russians escaped with a video which is now hidden in Garm airport. More Ghyl stories.

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Tajikistan in Profile

Tajikistan has been inhabited continuously since 4,000 BC. The land was once part of the Persian Empire and the later Samanid Empire is regarded as the first Tajik state. In the 19th century, along with other states in Central Asia, it became part of The Great Game between The Russian Empire and the West.

Tajikistan became a republic in the Soviet Union in the 20th century and independent in 1991, followed by a disastrous civil war (1992 - 1997). The country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere, despite a recent increase in economic development and security assistance.More than fifty percent of the country is over 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) above sea level.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $13.8bn (2009) ($1,800 per capita)

Religions Sunni Muslim 85%, Shia Muslim 5%, other 10% (2003 est.)

Currency: Somoni (TJS) (1TJS = 0.18EUR)

Telephone Code: +992

Research Industry

There are a few MR agencies working on the ground in Tajikistan, but there appears to be no MR Association. If we're wrong, please get in touch!

Overview of Trade and Industry

According to the CIA World Factbook: Exports from Tajikistan were worth $US 1bn in 2009, and were made up of aluminum, electricity, cotton, fruits, vegetable oil and textiles. Main export partners were Netherlands, Turkey, Russia, Iran, China and Uzbekistan. Imports for the same period were worth $US 2.908bn in 2008, consisting of electricity, petroleum products, aluminum oxide, machinery and equipment and foodstuffs. Primary export partners were Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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