Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Republic


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Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Republic

(-bəˈdækʃɑːn)
n
(Placename) an administrative division of Tajikistan: generally mountainous and inaccessible. Capital: Khorog. Pop: 206 000 (2000 est). Area: 63 700 sq km (24 590 sq miles). Also called: Badakhshan
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Tajikistan is home to one of the world's highest concentrations of Ismaili Shi'a Muslims, followers of the Aga Khan, who mostly live in the eastern half of the country, in the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous republic.