Tajikistan’s capital and biggest city is Dushanbe.
In Persian, the word dushanbe means “Monday.”
It got its name from a community that used to have a prominent market on Mondays. Until 1929, the city was known as Dyushambe (Russian: амe), and from 1929 until 1961, it was known as Stalinabad.
The city of Dushanbe has a population of 778,500 people.