Tursunzoda District

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Location in Tajikistan

Tursunzoda District (Tajik: Турсунзода, Russian spelling: Tursunzade) is the westernmost district of the Districts of Republican Subordination (RRP), bordering on Uzbekistan in the west and enclosed by Tajikistan's Shahrinaw District from the other directions. Its capital is Tursunzoda, called Regar, or "a town on sand", until 1978. Thanks to its warm weather and plentiful irrigation from the local rivers (Shirkent, Karatag, Kofarnihon), Tursunzoda District is a major grower of rice and cotton in Tajikistan. In 2006 it produced 1,400 tons of rice (13% of Tajikistan's rice harvest) and 7,300 tons of cotton (3% of Tajikistan's cotton harvest).[1] It ranks first in the production of these commodities among the districts in RRP.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided administratively into jamoats. They are as follows (and population).[2]

Jamoats of Tursunzoda District
Jamoat Population
Garav 13795
Jura Rahmonov
Navobod 26215
Pakhtaobod 6552
Pervomay 14879
Qaratoq 27683
Rabot 9643
Seshanbe 10510
Solagii Istiqlol

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agriculture in Tajikistan, statistical yearbook, Dushanbe, 2007, p. 87.
  2. ^ "List of Jamoats". UN Coordination, Tajikistan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2009.