Kulob (Tajik: Кӯлоб, Kûlob/Kūloв), an aa Kulab or Kulyab (Roushie: Куляб), is a ceety in Kulob district, Khatlon Province, Tajikistan. Locatit 203 km sooth-east o the caipital Dushanbe on the Yakhsu River (a right tributary o Panj), it is ane o the lairgest ceeties in the kinntra (pop. 100,000 in 2006).

HistoryEdit

 
Marriage Registry Department in Kulob

Pairt o the Khanate o Bukhara syne the 16t century (the Emirate o Bukhara syne the 18t century), the ceety changed its name frae Khatlon tae Kulob in 1750.[1] In 1921, efter the faw o the Bukhara Emirate, Soviet rule wis established in Kulob an the ceety became an industrial center during the Soviet era.

In September 2006 Kulob celebratit its 2700t anniversary.[2][3] Shabnam Soraya sang a tribute tae the ceety at the celebrations.[4] Kay-Khotloni last keeng o the Khotlon wis on military servis o Amir Timyr during Afghanistan companies.

Notable fowkEdit

Kulob is the birthplace o the current Preses o Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Canadian media entrepreneur Moses Znaimer, an popular Tajik singers Manija Davlatova an Shabnam Soraya.

Sister ceetiesEdit

Coordinates: 37°54′33″N 69°46′55″E / 37.90917°N 69.78194°E / 37.90917; 69.78194 The main tie atween Hamedan an Kulob is bacause of MirSayyidAliHamadani a famous sufi scholar an poet, who wis born in Hamedan an is buried in Kulob.[5]

NotesEdit

  1. "Name change from Khatlon to Kulob, 1750". Archived frae the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  2. "Kulyab 2700 years" celebrations.
  3. Kulyab's 2700th anniversary.
  4. A tribute tae Kulob sung bi Shabnam Soraya on YouTube
  5. A depiction of Hamadani's tomb in Kulob on a Tajik banknote.

ReferencesEdit

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