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    Information About Uzbekistan

    About Uzbekistan

    Republic of Uzbekistan is the fifth largest state among the commonwealth of independent states and lies in the central Asia and famously known as the doubly landlocked country. Tashkent is the state's capital city and the largest city housing the governmental offices and other important offices. The official language used in the country is the Uzbek although other regional languages such as karakalpak are also recognized. It gained independence in 1924 from the Soviet Union and adopted the presidential republic form of government and the president and the prime minister are the state's leaders. The supreme assembly which is the legislature is made of both the lower house (legislative chamber) and the upper house (senate). The country lies within the Uzbekistan time zone and uses the Uzbekistan som as the commercial currency with the +998 being its calling code.

    History of Uzbekistan

    During the first millennium BU, the Iranian nomads were the first people to settle in the current Uzbekistan from the northern grasslands. The Iranians who had settled in the Bukhoro and Samarqand made these cities be the richest in the Uzbekistan as they took advantage of the china silk trade in the west. The Arabs enriched the region of Transoxiana with the early Renaissance after conquering the territory in the 8th century. The Russians arrived in the country during the 19th century and their empire expanded to the central Asia where in 1920 the Russians introduced the Uzbekistan into the Soviet Union. More than 203, 003 soldiers from the Uzbekistan died in the World War II as they supported the red army in the fighting the Nazi Germany and Uzbekistan became independent in 1991 after the Soviet Union was dissolute. Islam Karimov was the first president of Uzbekistan elected during the election in 1991 after independence. There was a great use of agrochemicals in the production of cotton and grain during the era of Soviet Union which led to the depletion of the water in the rivers and the land was highly degraded.

    Geography of Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistan

    The 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 Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan, 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 Uzbekistan

    Although 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:
    • Tashkent
    • Namangan
    • Samarkand
    • Andijan
    • Bukhara
    • Nukus
    • Qarshi

    Famous Hotels in Uzbekistan

    The 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 Culture

    Yangi 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.

    International Airports in Uzbekistan

    • 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

    Governmentabsolute monarchy
    Independence Day1-Sep-91
    ClimateArid, Semiarid Steppe
    Area447,400 sq km
    CurrencyUzbekistan som (O'zbekiston so'mi) (UZS)
    Dialling Code998
    NeighboursAfghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan