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Qurghonteppa or Kurganteppa, formerly known as Kurgan-Tyube, is a city in southwestern Tajikistan, which serves as the capital of the Khatlon region. Qurghonteppa is located south of Dushanbe and north of Kunduz, Afghanistan.PopulationIt is estimated that the population of the city is close to 102,000 people, making it the third-largest city in the country. The population fluctuates depending on season . Along with the capital Dushanbe, Qurghonteppa is demographically much more diverse than other major Tajik cities such as Khujand, Kulob or Istaravshan. Ethnicities include Tajiks, Uzbeks, Russians, Tatars, Ukrainians, Kazakhs, Greeks and many more. The city had a large number of ethnic Russians who were actively employed by the industrial and agricultural complexes in and around the city. The political opposition in Tajikistan primarily comes from Qurghonteppa.OverviewQurghonteppa was seriously damaged during the civil war in 1992-1997; during and after that war 85% of the Russians left the city.Qurghonteppa International Airport serves a handful of cities in Tajikistan, Russia and Kazakhstan. The city is considered to be the heart of cotton ("white gold") cultivation in Tajikistan.Make Qurghonteppa central to your Tajikistan travel plans using our Tajikistan tour builder site.
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