Vanj District

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Vanj District
Ноҳияи Ванҷ
Ноҳияи Ванҷ
Location of Vanj District in Tajikistan
Location of Vanj District in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 38°22′23″N 71°27′19″E / 38.37306°N 71.45528°E / 38.37306; 71.45528Coordinates: 38°22′23″N 71°27′19″E / 38.37306°N 71.45528°E / 38.37306; 71.45528
Country  Tajikistan
Province Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region
Capital Vanj
 • Total 1,710.6 sq mi (4,430.5 km2)
Population (2008)
 • Total 30,400
  as of 1 January 2008
Time zone TJT (UTC+5)
Postal code 736300
Area code(s) +992 3551

Vanj District or Nohiya-i Vanj (Tajik: Ноҳияи Ванҷ / Persian: ناحیۀ ونج‎‎) is a district in east Tajikistan, in the north-west of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, with administrative capital Vanj.

It is located east of the Panj River at the point where the Panj turns from north to west. It is roughly rectangular, tending to the southwest. It is bounded on the west by the Panj River and Afghanistan, on the northwest by Darvoz District, on the north by the Darvoz Range and Farkhor District of Khatlon Province, on the east (approximately) by the Academy of Science Range and Murghob District and on the south by the Yazgulem Range and Rushon District. It corresponds to the valleys of the Vanj River (north) and the Yazgulyam River (south), separated by the Vanj Range.[1]

The population of Vanj district is 30,400 (1 January 2008 estimate).[2]

Friendship bridge between  Afghanistan and  Tajikistan in Region Vanj->*Vanj, and Maimay->*Jamarj-e Bala.


  1. ^ Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2004, "Tojikkoinot" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe
  2. ^ Population of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2008, State Committee of Statistics, Dushanbe, 2008 (in Russian)