Buston, Ghafurov District
Buston (formerly Chkalovsk or Chkalov, Tajik: Чкаловск, translit. Çkalov) is a town in northern Tajikistan. It is located in Ghafurov district of Sughd Province, between the cities of Khujand and Ghafurov. Chkalovsk is a city of provincial subordination, administratively subordinated to the provincial capital of Khujand, not to the district capital of Ghafurov.
The population of Chkalovsk in 2007 is estimated at 22,000.
As a result of its involvement in the processing of uranium ore mined nearby, Chkalovsk was a closed city until the collapse of the USSR.
Khujand Airport is located in the town.
The Presidential National Guard of Tajikistan formed one of its new units here.
- Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2004, "Tojikkoinot" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe
- Population of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2008, State Committee of Statistics, Dushanbe, 2008 (in Russian)
- Переименование 10 городов и районов, а также Кайраккумского водохранилища // Национальное информационное агентство Таджикистана «Ховар»
- ТАСС: Международная панорама - В Таджикистане переименовали последний в стране город с русским названием - Чкаловск
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