History of Uzbekistan
Geography of UzbekistanUzbekistan is made of one autonomous republic comprised of 12 provinces and neighbored by five other countries, Turkmenistan to the north and Kazakhstan to the south. The country has a total area of 447, 400 square kilometers where 425, 400 square kilometers are a dry land while the rest of the land is under water. Uzbekistan has no coastline since it is a landlocked country and none of its rivers drain into the sea. A less percentage of the land is cultivated under irrigation along the river valleys while the rest of the land is desert with rolling sand dunes and other parts are mountainous.
Climate of UzbekistanThe republic of Uzbekistan has a continental climate with most of the lands covered with the latitude deserts. The eastern parts of the country is semiarid grasslands where the summers in the country are usually very hot and long while the winters are usually mild.
Natural Resources in UzbekistanUzbekistan, being a desert country, most of its natural resources are mineral deposits mined for domestic use and exportation. The state is ranked the seventh largest producer of gold in the world and together with cotton they make the state's largest exports. The abundant natural gas is used domestically and for exportation and some reserves of oil are also in the country. Other significant mineral deposits include copper, tungsten, lead and uranium.
Tourist Attraction in UzbekistanAlthough Uzbekistan in considered as a poor country, there are several attractive landmarks which may stir-up your desires to have a touch in the state. The capital city of Uzbekistan-Tashkent, is decorated with green parks and gardens along the well lined streets and avenue, and has several attractive sites within its center such as the Zengi-Ata architectural complex monument and the ilkhom drama theater; the historic town of Samarkand with a great collection of antique monuments; the fortress Ark in the town of Bukhara which dates back to the middle ages are some of the special landmarks within the country. The Nukus city, with the three affiliated museums, where the ancient painting and arts which were banned during the Soviet Union era are found; the Eco Park and the aqua park, with great swimming areas; the Japanese and botanical garden, with more than 4500 species of trees and shrubs are also other recreational and adventures places in Uzbekistan. The major cities in Uzbekistan include:
Famous Hotels in UzbekistanThe famous hotels of Uzbekistan are
- International hotel Tashkent
- Lotte City Tashkent palace
- Grand Mir Hotel
- Radisson Blue Hotel
- Domina Shodlik Palace
- Hotel Asia Tashkent
- Asia Samarkand Hotel
Uzbekistan Cuisine and CultureYangi Yi is the country's New Year celebrations where a Christmas tree is decorated and they sing the national anthem next to it. They usually sing the Uzbek traditional song when having meals and after meals during the holidays. The largely expanding religion is the Islam and large population in the state is literate. Agriculture carried out in major areas in the country influence the cuisine where breads and noodles made from the gains are most popular. Palov is an important meal made of rice, meat and carrots where mutton is the most consumed meat. The preferred hot beverages include the Green tea and black tea without milk or sugar.
- Tashkent international airport
- Bukhara international airport
- Samarkand international airport
- Fergana international airport
- Urgench international airport
- Navoi international airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015
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Facts about Uzbekistan
|Climate||Arid, Semiarid Steppe|
|Area||447,400 sq km|
|Currency||Uzbekistan som (O'zbekiston so'mi) (UZS)|
|Neighbours||Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan|