Ayni, Tajikistan

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Town and Jamoat
Ayni, Tajikistan アイニ村、タジキスタン.jpg
Ayni is located in Tajikistan
Location in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 39°23′51″N 68°32′26″E / 39.39750°N 68.54056°E / 39.39750; 68.54056Coordinates: 39°23′51″N 68°32′26″E / 39.39750°N 68.54056°E / 39.39750; 68.54056
Country  Tajikistan
Province Sughd
District Aini District
 • Total 12,131
Time zone TJT (UTC+5)

Ayni or Aini (Tajik: Айнӣ; Persian: عینی‎‎) is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is the capital of Ayni District in Sughd province, named after the Tajik national poet Sadriddin Ayni. It lies about 177 kilometres (110 mi) from Khujand and 165 kilometres (103 mi) from Dushanbe on the bank of the Zeravshan River.[1] The jamoat has a total population of 12,131.[2]


Ayni is an ancient town of the Sogdian civilization and later became an Islamic town; a 9th-century minaret is testament to this. Between 1930 and 1955 it was known as Zahmatobod.[1]

It was a notable centre for Tajik nationalists.[3]


Agriculture, tobacco, grain and fruit production form the backbone of the local economy, and there is also a large coal mine Fa-Yagh-nob with a 1.8 billion ton capacity, and a plant located here.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Abdullaev, Kamoludin; Akbarzaheh, Shahram (27 April 2010). Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan. Scarecrow Press. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-8108-6061-2. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of Jamoats". UN Coordination, Tajikistan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ Allworth, Edward (1994). Muslim Communities Reemerge: Historical Perspectives on Nationality, Politics and Opposition in the Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Duke University Press. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-8223-1490-5. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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