Sughd Province

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Sughd Province () is one of the four administrative divisions and one of the three provinces (, viloyatho) that make up Tajikistan. Centered in the historical Sogdiana, it is located in the northwest of the country, with an area of some 25,400 square kilometers and a population of 2,132,100 (2008 est.),Population of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2008, State Statistical Committee, Dushanbe, 2008 up from 1,870,000 according to the 2000 census and 1,558,000 in 1989.

The province shares a border with the Jizakh, Namagan, Samarkand and Fergana provinces of Uzbekistan, and the Osh and Batken provinces of Kyrgyzstan. The Syr Darya river flows through it. Soghd is separated from the rest of Tajikistan by the Zarafshan Range (passes may be closed in winter). The southern part of the province is the east-west valley of the upper Zarafshan River. North, over the Turkestan Range, is the Ferghana Valley. The province has 30% of Tajikistan's populationAgriculture of the Republic of Tajikistan, statistical yearbook,State Statistical Committee, Dushanbe, 2008

It was known as Leninabad until 1991, then Leninobod until 2000, then Sogd until 2004.

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