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Khujand is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, dating back about 2,500 years.
It is situated on the Syr Darya at the mouth of the Fergana Valley and was a major city along the ancient Silk Road, mainly inhabited by ethnic Tajiks.
It is proximate to both the Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan borders.
) which was established when king Cyrus the Great founded the city during his last expedition against the Saka tribe of Massagetae shortly before his death.
Alexander the Great later built his furthest Greek settlement near Cyropolis in 329 BC and named it Alexandria Eschate (Greek: Ἀλεξάνδρεια Ἐσχάτη) or "Alexandria The Furthest".
The city would form a bastion for the Greek settlers against the nomadic Scythian tribes who lived north of the Syr Darya River.
According to the Roman writer Curtius, Alexandria Ultima (Alexandria the Furthest) retained its Hellenistic culture as late as 30 BCE.
The city became a major staging point on the northern Silk Road.
It also became a cultural hub and several famous poets and scientists came from this city.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating