Dushanbe-icon.png Dushanbeball is the capital and largest city of Tajik-icon.png Tajikistanball.

Dushanbe is a Persian word that translates to "Monday" in English.

History

Dushanbeball was first settled by Khanate of Bukhara-icon.png Khanate of Bukharaball, was later adopted by Emirate of Bukhara-icon.png Emirate of Bukharaball, Khanate of Kokand-icon.png Khanate of Kokandball, Qing-icon.png Qingball, Russia-icon.png Russian Turkestanball, Turkestan ASSR-icon.png Turkestan ASSRball, Tajik ASSR-icon.png Tajik ASSRball, Tajik SSR-icon.png Tajik SSRball and now is the capital of Tajik-icon.png Tajikistanball.

The modern city's construction began in 1924, and it was a small village until then. It was known as Dyushanbe from 1924 to 1929, and as Stalinabad from 1929 to 1960. In 1961, as part of de-Stalinization, Stalinabad was renamed back to Dushanbe, the name it retains to this day.


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