Nosiri Khusrav District

Nosiri Khusrav District (Russian: Район Носири Хусрав/Носири-Хусравский район; Tajik: ноҳияи Носири Хусрав, Nohiya-i Nosiri Khusrav), is a district located in the south-western corner of Khatlon Region of Tajikistan on the Amu Darya. It shares borders with Uzbekistan to the west, Afghanistan to the south and the Shahrtuz District to the north and east.[2] The population of the district is 39,300 (January 2020 estimate).[3] Until 2004 it was called Beshkent District (Tajik: ноҳияи Бешкент); then renamed in honor of the 11th century Persian-Tajik poet Nosiri Khusrav (sometimes also Khisrav).[4] The district capital is Bahori, a village at the northernmost tip of the district.[2]

Nosiri Khusrav District
Russian: Район Носири Хусрав
Tajik: Ноҳияи Носири Хусрав
Location of the district in Tajikistan
Location of the district in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 37°15′N 68°00′E / 37.250°N 68.000°E / 37.250; 68.000Coordinates: 37°15′N 68°00′E / 37.250°N 68.000°E / 37.250; 68.000
Country Tajikistan
RegionKhatlon Region
 • Total800 km2 (300 sq mi)
 • Total39,300
 • Density49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5
Official languages

Beshkent is a lowland 70 kilometers in length and 5 kilometers in width—dry without any reliable source of water. beshkent is the warmest valley in Tajikistan, with average temperatures in January and July of 3 °C and 31 °C respectively. The annual average precipitation is 140 millimeters.[5]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district has an area of about 800 km2 (300 sq mi) and is divided administratively into three jamoats.[6] They are as follows:[7]

Jamoat Population (Jan. 2015)[7]
Firuza 11,796
Istiqlol 9,820
Navruz 13,935


  1. ^ "КОНСТИТУЦИЯ РЕСПУБЛИКИ ТАДЖИКИСТАН". Parliament of Tajikistan. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2007, "Map Factory" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe, 2007
  3. ^ "Population of the Republic of Tajikistan as of 1 January 2020" (PDF) (in Russian). Statistics office of Tajikistan. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  4. ^ Beshkent District renamed Nosiri Khusrav District Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, 2004 (in Russian)
  5. ^ Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan, Kamoludin Abdullaev and Shahram Akbarzadeh. The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Lanham, Maryland, and London. 2002, p. 29
  6. ^ "Regions of the Republic of Tajikistan 2017" (PDF) (in Russian). Statistics office of Tajikistan. pp. 15–21. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b Jamoat-level basic indicators, United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan, accessed 9 October 2020