Rumi District

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Location in Tajikistan

Rumi District, formerly Kolkhozobod District or Nohiya-i Kolkhozobod (Tajik: Ноҳияи Колхозобод, Persian: ناحیۀ کالخازآباد‎), is a district in Khatlon province, Tajikistan, located south of the provincial capital Kurgan-Tyube (Qurghonteppa) and Vakhsh district.[1] It was renamed Rumi district on 23 June 2007 in commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the Tajik-Persian poet and philosopher Jaloliddin Rumi and plans were announced to erect a monument to Rumi in the district.[2][3]

The population in Rumi district is 152,300 (1 January 2008 estimate).[4] The district capital is Kolkhozobod (or Kolkhozabad in Russian transliteration).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2004, "Tojikkoinot" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe
  2. ^ Kolkhozobod district renamed after Jaloliddin Rumi
  3. ^ Statue of Rumi to be erected in Rumi district (Russian)
  4. ^ Population of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2008, State Committee of Statistics, Dushanbe, 2008 (Russian)