Sites & cities that bear the name of Khujand


Today in : Tajikistan
First trace of activity : 544 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Κυρούπολις, Kyroúpolis, Cyropolis, Ἀλεξάνδρεια Ἐσχάτη, Alexandria Eskhata, Alexandria Eschate, Alexandria Ultima, Хуҷанд, Xujand, Хўжанд, Xo‘jand, خجند‌, Xojand, Khodjent, Leninabad, Ленинобод, Leninobod, لنین‌آباد‌

Description : Khujand (Tajik: Хуҷанд, romanized: Xujand; Uzbek: Xo‘jand/Хўжанд; Persian: خجند‌‎, romanized: Xojand), sometimes spelled Khodjent and known as Leninabad (Tajik: Ленинобод, romanized: Leninobod; Persian: لنین‌آباد‌‎, romanized: Leninâbâd) in 1936–1991, is the second-largest city of Tajikistan and the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan, now called Sughd. Khujand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, dating back about 2,500 years. It is situated on the Syr Darya at the mouth of the Fergana Valley and was a major city along the ancient Silk Road, mainly inhabited by ethnic Tajiks. It is proximate to both the Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan borders.

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