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Shurab, Tajikistan
Shurab, Tajikistan is located in Tajikistan
Shurab, Tajikistan
Location in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 40°02′30″N 70°32′30″E / 40.04167°N 70.54167°E / 40.04167; 70.54167
Country Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
Province Sughd
District Isfara district

Shurab is a town in Isfara district of the Sughd province, Tajikistan. The population was about 4,000 in the early 2000s.

The town was established in 1952 in Tajik SSR. In Soviet time it had a population of 8,400 (1991), most people worked in coal-mining industry. There were several factories, Palace of Culture, a stadium, a library, a movie theater, a park, etc. The town was supplied by Moscow, wages of local people were higher, than in many other Tajik towns, and housing there was considered prestigious by many citizens of the USSR.

After the breakup of the USSR in 1991, most of the coal mines, factories, culture institutions were closed and the town lost about a half of its population. As of 2003, the town, with many buildings went to ruins, looked as if there were bombings, water supply system was almost broken, water was supplied to people for about ten minutes a day, a three room flat there cost about 150 rubles (5 USD).

It is the birthplace of legendary gold medal gymnast Nellie Kim.

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