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


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