Dushanbe (Tajik: Душанбе, IPA: [duʃæmˈbe]; Persian: دوشنبه; meaning Monday; Russian: Душанбе) is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan.
Dushanbe is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Dushanbe is rated E+ by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. E+ cities are strong regional gateway cities. Dushanbe was ranked #1151 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Dushanbe has a population of over 863,400 people.