Hamadoni District

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Location in Tajikistan

Hamadoni District is a district in the south-east of Khatlon Province of Tajikistan, located south of Kulob and stretching along a section of the Panj on the border with Afghanistan. Population 123,800 (2007 data).[1] Between 1950 and 2004 called Moskovskiy District,[2] then renamed in honor of Mir Said Ali Hamadoni, a 14th-century Persian poet,saint and scholar who is buried in Khatlon.

The district capital is Moskovskiy or Moskva (Tajik: Маскав)[3] (located at 37°39′24″N 69°37′45″E / 37.65667°N 69.62917°E / 37.65667; 69.62917).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2008, State Committee of Statistics, Dushanbe, 2008 (Russian)
  2. ^ Moskovskiy district renamed Hamadoni district, 2004 (Russian)
  3. ^ Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2004, "Tojikkoinot" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe
  4. ^ Location of Moskva, the capital of Hamadoni district