Vahdat

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Vahdat
Vahdat is located in Tajikistan
Vahdat
Vahdat
Location in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 38°33′11″N 69°01′14″E / 38.55306°N 69.02056°E / 38.55306; 69.02056
Country Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
Province Region of Republican Subordination
Government
 • Chairman of the town Amirov Rahmonali
Elevation 870 m (2,850 ft)
Population
 • Total 45 693
Time zone +5
Website wwww.vahdat.tj

Vahdat (also Vakhdat, meaning unity in Persian) is a city in western Tajikistan, just 10 km east of Dushanbe. In the last century the city has been renamed several times. The city was known as Yangi-Bazar until 1936, when it was renamed Ordzhonikidzeabad in honor of Georgian communist Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze.[1] In 1992 after Tajikistan became independent the city was renamed Kofarnihon (Persian for "a place where unbelievers hide", کافرنهان) and in 2003 it was renamed Vahdat.

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  1. ^ Room, Adrian. Place-Name Changes Since 1900. London: Scarecrow Press, 1979.

Coordinates: 38°33′11″N 69°01′11″E / 38.55306°N 69.01972°E / 38.55306; 69.01972