Uzbekistan

Guide to UZBEKISTAN

Map of UZBEKISTANUZBEKISTAN which official name is Republic of Uzbekistan or Uzbekistan, is a country from Asia located at the Central Asia, north of Afghanistan. UZBEKISTAN with 6,221 km sq km, limits with: Afghanistan 137 km, Kazakhstan 2,203 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,099 km, Tajikistan 1,161 km, Turkmenistan 1,621 km; and is divided in 12 provinces . UZBEKISTAN's capital is Tashkent which is the most populated city with about 1,978,078 inhabitants.

History of UZBEKISTAN

UZBEKISTAN's government is republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Islom Karimov as head of state.

Flag of UZBEKISTANOther symbols of UZBEKISTAN are Uzbekistani anthem "National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan Uzbekistani flag.Uzbekistani flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and green separated by red fimbriations with a white crescent moon and 12 white stars in the upper hoist-side quadrant .

UZBEKISTAN's history is quite long: Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land poisoned and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991, the country seeks to gradually lessen its dependence on agriculture while developing its mineral and petroleum reserves. Current concerns include terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.

UZBEKISTANs geography

UZBEKISTAN has an area of 447,400Km ,with a coastline of 0, this great area is composed by 425,400 sq km of land and 22,000 sq km of water. Uzbekistani geography is known by it's mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes and broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon and Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and shrinking Aral Sea in .

Guide to travel to UZBEKISTAN

If you are thinking on traveling to UZBEKISTAN, you will have to take in consideration some points like UZBEKISTAN's currency, UZBEKISTAN's weather, UZBEKISTAN's national holiday and UZBEKISTAN's transports.

The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. UZBEKISTAN`s currency is called som ( 0), which is divided in 100 tiyin

UZBEKISTAN's weather is characterized to be mostly midlatitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid grassland in east. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to UZBEKISTAN.

You can also consider to visit UZBEKISTAN on it's national holiday to get in UZBEKISTAN's culture. If you do so, UZBEKISTAN's national holiday is called Independence Day, 1 September.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of UZBEKISTAN: Adelunga Toghi 4,301 m. And try also to get to UZBEKISTAN's lowest point: Sariqarnish Kuli -12 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit UZBEKISTAN's tallest structure: ( ).

Don't be afraid to take a flight to UZBEKISTAN, with more than 61 airports and 1 airlines, you will get to UZBEKISTAN without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. UZBEKISTAN has about3,950 of railways, and also1,100 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.

Uzbekistani Culture

Coat of arms of UZBEKISTANUZBEKISTAN is known by Uzbekistanis as Ozbekiston Respublikasi or Ozbekiston in the shortened way. Uzbekistani, about 27,780,059 people, are composed by different ethnics: Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, other 2.5% (1996 est.). And they also have different languages: Uzbek.

Another relevant point nowadays it's UZBEKISTAN's religion. Uzbekistanis are divided in Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%.

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