American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northwest Tajikistan on the Syr Darya River south of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Located on an ancient caravan route, it is one of the oldest towns of central Asia and marked the farthest eastward expansion of Alexander the Great. Russia annexed the city in 1866. From 1936 to 1992 the city was named Leninabad. Population: 147,000.
“Environment and Security: Transforming risks into cooperation – Central Asia Ferghana/Osh/Khujand area.”
““A lot of children died in my neighborhood because of the cold,” reports Tanya Narzikulova, a retired silk factory worker who lives in the 12th micro-district in Khujand.”
“For three weeks now, Farhanaz has been living without heat in her apartment in Khujand, Tajikistan.”
““The smoke is poisonous,” says Iraj, * who lives in Khujand with his wife and two young children and is active in local governance.”
“Khujand, Tajikistan: We sit in an unheated restaurant wearing hats, coats and scarves.”
““I have not been able to shower in more than two weeks,” says Zamira Rustamova, who lives in Gafurov, a town outside Khujand.”
“How much money was spent to take governmental officials from Dushanbe to Khujand?”
“This year all main festivities were held in Khujand on the main square near the building of the local government, where a a theatrical performance of more than thousand people — including children — was held and attended by the president.”
“Today, Forum 18 reports that a Korean-led Protestant church in the town of Khujand has been closed down temporarily, partly under pressure from local Muslims.”
“(Qurghonteppa), Viloyati Sughd (Khujand) note: the administrative center name follows in parentheses”
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