Penjikent (taj. Pangakent) – the administrative center of the Penjikent district of the Sogd region of the Republic of Tajikistan. Panjakent is the only settlement at the same time with the status of a city in the region and a city of regional subordination. It is located in the Zeravshan Valley, on the left bank of the Zeravshan River, at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level, 48 km east of Samarkand, 240 km northwest of Dushanbe and 270 km southwest of Khujand. The city is rich in its sights, architectural monuments, a wonderful recreation area on the banks of the Zeravshan River.