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General Information about uzbekistan
Uzbekistan today is a new independent state in Central Asia. After the collapse of the USSR Uzbekistan chose peace-loving democratic policy and launched reforms to develop a market economy and enter international economic society as a full member.

Uzbekistan at a glance

Formal name: The Republic of Uzbekistan
Geographic coordinates: 41 00 N, 64 00 E
Area: total 447.400 km2: land: 425.400 km2, water: 22,000 km2
Land boundaries: total: 6.221 km, border countries: Afghanistan 137 km, Kazakhstan 2.203 km, Kyrgyzstan 1.099 km, Tajikistan 1.161 km, Turkmenistan 1.621 km
Population: 29 million (January, 2011)
Density of population: 50.1 per km2
Capital:Tashkent
Language Official language - Uzbek, widely used: Russian, Tajik, Kara kalpak, also English, which is getting popular among youth generation.
National currency: Sum. 1 sum=100 tiyin.
Structure: Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakistan, 12 provinces, 226 cities and districts.
Religion: Islam - 88%, Christian - 9% (more about Religions in Uzbekistan >>>)
Time: GMT + 05:00
Electric power: 220 V AC, 50 amp; Standard two-pin plug socket
Domain zone:.uz
International dialing code: +998

Flag of Uzbekistan

Flag of Uzbekistan The national flag was approved by the Extraordinary 8th Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan on November 18, 1991.

The flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan consists of blue, white and green stripes, separated by two narrow red stripes. A crescent and three rows of twelve stars are situated on the left side of the upper blue stripe.

The blue color symbolizes the sky and water as the principle sources of life. The National flag of Amir Timur was also blue in color. The white stripe is the traditional symbol of peace and of moral and spiritual purity. The green stripe symbolizes nature, the new epoch and abundance in the countries where the majority of the population is Islamic. Besides that, this is in harmony with the modern movement of Greenpeace, which protects nature. The red separating stripes symbolize the current of vital energy in any living body and also connect our pure and noble thoughts with the sky and the earth. The crescent of the new moon, along with its traditional historical symbolism, is at the same time a symbol of the birth of republic's independence. The symbolism of twelve stars is connected historically with the solar calendar year, which begins from Navruz and embodies the twelve principles laying in the foundation of state management.

Emblem of Uzbekistan

Emblem of Uzbekistan The state emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan was approved by the 10th Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan on July 2, 1992. The state emblem of the Republic of Uzbekistan actually absorbed the centuries-old experiences of the Uzbek people. It reflects a blossoming valley and a shining sun. The right side of the valley is set off with wheat and to the left with a cotton plant garland. The octagonal star, symbolizing the unity of the Republic, crowns the state emblem. The holy Muslim symbols of the crescent and the star are placed inside the star. In the center of the emblem there is the holy bird, Khumo, with its spread wings symbolizing magnanimity, nobility and service. These symbols reflect the long way of the Uzbek people towards peace, stability, happiness, wealth and prosperity. A little frame with the inscription "Uzbekistan" is placed in the lower part of the state emblem.

The National Anthem

The state anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan was approved by the 11th Session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the 12th convocation on December 10, 1992.

The lyrics are by Abdulla Aripov and the music by Mutal Bourkhanov.

Original text Translation
Serquyosh hur ulkam, elga baxt, najot,
Sen o'zing do'stlarga yo'ldosh, mehribon!
Yashnagay to abad ilmu fan, ijod,
Shuhrating porlasin toki bor jaxon!

Nakorat:
Oltin bu vodiylar - jon O'zbekiston,
Ajdodlar mardona ruhi senga yor!
Ulug' xalq qudrati jo'sh urgan zamon,
Olamni mahliyo aylagan diyor!

Bag'ri keng o'zbekning o'chmas iymoni,
Erkin, yosh avlodlar senga zo'r qanot!
Istiqlol mash'ali, tinchlik posboni,
Haqsevar, ona yurt, mangu bo'l obod!

Nakorat:
Oltin bu vodiylar - jon O'zbekiston,
Ajdodlar mardona ruhi senga yor!
Ulug' xalq qudrati jo'sh urgan zamon,
Olamni mahliyo aylagan diyor!
My country, sunny and free, salvation to your people,
You are a warmhearted companion to the friends
Flourish eternally with knowledge and inventions,
May your fame shine as long as the world exist!

Refrain:
These golden valleys-dear Uzbekistan,
Manly spirit of ancestors in companion to you!
When the great power of people became exuberant
You are the country that amazes the world!

Belief of generous Uzbek does not die out,
Free, young children are a strong wing for you!
The torch of independence, guardian of peace,
Just motherland be eternally prosperous!

Refrain:
These golden valleys-dear Uzbekistan,
Manly spirit of ancestors in companion to you!
When the great power of people became exuberant
You are the country that amazes the world!

General Information

  • Location
  • Terrain
  • Climate
  • Currency Uzbekistan
  • Public holidays
  • Cuisine
  • Elevation extremes
  • Land use
  • Clothing
  • Luggage
  • Health
  • Security
  • Photography
  • Drinks
  • Shopping in Uzbekistan
  • Incidentals
  • Tipping
  • Natural resources in Uzbekistan
  • Agriculture in Uzbekistan
  • Industry in Uzbekistan
  • The largest enterprises of Uzbekistan
  • Major foreign investors in Uzbekistan
  • Sports in Uzbekistan
  • Communication in Uzbekistan
  • Tourism in Uzbekistan
  • Transport in Uzbekistan

    Location of Uzbekistan
    The Republic of Uzbekistan is situated in the central part of Central Asia between two rivers: the Amudarya and Syrdarya. The Turan Lowland lies to the northwest, and the Tien-Shan and Pamir-Alay mountain ridges are located in the southeast of the territory. The Kyzyl-Kum Desert defines the Northern part of the country. Uzbekistan borders Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.

    Terrain
    Mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat, intensely irrigated river valleys along the course of the Amu Darya, Sirdaryo (Syr Darya), and Zarafshon rivers; the Fergana Valley in the east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; the shrinking Aral Sea in the west.

    Elevation extremes
    Lowest point: Sariqarnish Kuli - 12 m.
    Highest point: Adelunga Toghi - 4.301 m.

    Climate
    The climate of Uzbekistan is extremely continental with a great number of sunny days. The average monthly temperature in January ranges from -100C to +30C. Summer is hot and dry. The average monthly temperature in July varies from +350C to +450C. Autumn is relatively warm and is the season when delicious fruits and vegetables are in abundance in the numerous bazaars (markets). The average annual temperature is 13 0C.

    Tourist seasons
    Because of the peculiarity of climate, first half of tourist season falls on spring months: March, April, May, and the second half is in August, September and October. Also there is tourist activity in winter months for the lovers of mountains and winter ports (ski, snowboard).

    Public holidays
    January 1 - New Year
    March 8 - International Women's Day
    March 21 - Navruz (Central Asian New Year)
    May 1 - Labor Day
    May 9 - Memorial/Remembrance Day
    September 1 - Independence Day
    October 1 - Teacher's Day
    December 8 - Constitution Day.

    There are other religious holidays with varying dates:
    Ramadan Khait
    Kurban Khait

    Cuisine
    There are over one thousand dishes in Uzbek cuisine. Fruits and vegetables grown under the tender oriental sun are taste fantastic. There are about 100 varieties of Uzbek plov, prepared in a different way in every region. The caloric content and ecological cleanliness of local ingredients is unique. Uzbek cuisine can not be described, it has to be tasted.
    Uzbekistan currency

    Uzbekistan Currency
    All payments must be made in "Sum", the national currency of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Currency exchange offices are available in every city of Uzbekistan. All foreign currencies may be converted in main offices of banks. Preferred currencies - US dollars and Euros.

    Land use
    Arable land: 9%
    Permanent crops: 1%
    Permanent pastures: 46%
    Forests and woodland: 3%
    Other: 41% (1993 est.).

    Clothing
    Very light and loose clothing (preferably cotton or natural fibers) is recommended for daytime use, with a light jumper and/or casual jacket for the cooler evenings. Because of the large amount of sightseeing on foot in dry, dusty and sometimes rough areas (i.e. dirt, cobblestones, etc.), comfortable, solid walking shoes with strong soles and support are essential. You may be required to remove your shoes upon entry to some religious sites. There are no special clothing requirements for visiting Islamic religious sites, except that you should take care to cover most parts of your body including your arms and legs.
    Above all travelers are encouraged to dress for comfort rather than fashion. Valuable jewelry and any clothing requiring special attention should be left at home.
    Due to the very high danger of sunburn, your clothing should offer as much protection as possible.
    A hat with good shade protection and sunglasses are essential.
    In some areas the average visitor may appear extremely wealthy to local people. A lavish display of jewelry, bulging handbags and wallets, and a neck full of cameras will make you stand out in a crowd. Be discreet and respectful of the local culture and traditions and carry a minimum of valuables.

    Luggage
    A shoulder bag with a strong strap or a small rucksack is the most practical way of carrying cameras and personal belongings during your stay. Your entire luggage should be secured with a padlock. Always make sure that all cases and bags are clearly labeled. The label should carry your name and destination details but not your home address. It is a good idea to label your luggage on the inside. This will enable airport authorities to identify your luggage should it become lost, or the labels removed. Never leave your luggage unattended at airports or train stations.
    Your free airline luggage allowance is 20 kg per person, plus one additional piece of 'carry-on' hand luggage on domestic flights within Central Asia, except to Turkmenistan, where the maximum baggage allowance is 10 kg. Because you will be traveling in some areas where travel conditions are rather basic, travelers are strongly urged to restrict their luggage to one main suitcase or backpack and one carry-on overnight bag.
    As recommended under CURRENCY and SECURITY, an important part of your luggage will also be your money wallet for safely carrying your travel documents.

    Health
    You will be traveling in areas which are largely free of major infectious diseases, so there are no official vaccination requirements for foreign visitors. However, we strongly advise you to consult your physician or Vaccination Centre for current health warnings and recommended vaccinations.
    As it is practically inevitable in areas where water is high in mineral and metallic salts (as is the case with Central Asia) one should be prepared for minor gastric conditions. Consult your physician or pharmacist for recommended remedies.
    Throughout the areas you will be travelling, one of the main health warnings is dehydration. At all times maintain a steady intake of non-alcoholic liquids.
    Sunburn is another major problem. Bring adequate suntan lotion and a wide brimmed hat. If desired, you may also bring a supply of vitamins, throat lozenges, throat gargle to prevent basic infections, cold/flu tablets, aspirins, Band-Aids, antiseptics and antibacterial cream. Please advise us if you have any allergies or particular medical aliments which may require special attention during the trip, and if your doctor has prescribed any medication, make sure that you have sufficient supplies to last the duration of your holiday.
    Important: Please, ensure that you carry in your hand luggage any medicine you may require in case your suitcase is separated from you.

    Insurance
    Since this type of service in Uzbekistan is still developing, it is recommended to carry insurance from company of you home country.


    Security
    Individual safety boxes are not always available in Uzbekistan hotels. An essential part of your luggage is a comfortable money wallet, which may be worn under your clothing. At all times you should carry your main documents (i.e. currency, traveler's checks, air tickets, passports, visas etc.) While it is highly unlikely you will encounter any physical danger, minor thefts in crowded pubic places may occur and every precaution should be taken to avoid losing anything of value.
    In accordance with local laws, you will be required to hand in your passport to the hotel reception on arrival to allow registration of your passport details by the hotel. Your passport will normally be available again after a few hours. Do not forget to collect it before departure.

    Photography in Uzbekistan
    No obstacles are presented to visitors who wish to photograph places of historical interest. Photography inside some religious monuments and in airports, railway stations or near military installations may not be allowed. If in doubt ask your local guide. Please also note that there is a fee for photography in most sightseeing places (not included in your tour price).
    Film and batteries are available in major cities, but we recommend you purchase your supply before arrival, particularly if you have the latest model or a sophisticated type of camera that requires a specific type of film and/or batteries.

    Drinks
    Local mineral water contains a higher level of minerals than western spring or bottled water and the taste can be rather "salty" (these mineral waters are considered healthier than European spring or mineral waters).
    Imported spirits and wines are available, however in some places the provenance of some spirits and wines is questionable and the prices inflated. Accordingly, you are advised to purchase your favorite alcohol duty free prior to arrival.

    Shopping
    Travelers in Uzbekistan will be pleasantly surprised by the interesting jewelry, clothing and local handicrafts. Books, postcards and maps are other popular souvenirs. There are restrictions on exporting carpets from the country, ask your Tour Guide for detailed up-to-date information on this matter, before purchasing one.

    Psychology of bargain
    In the East haggling is turned into art. While haggling, you may speak loudly and don't give a sign that you are hesitating in your triumph. No doubt, sellers never lower their price to the level of your offer, however, in most cases, you can lower the price up to 20% if you negotiate.

    Incidentals
    You will be responsible for covering the cost of your hotel incidentals such as phone calls, room service, mini-bar in your room and laundry. Before departing from all hotels on the tour, please ensure that you have checked with the front desk for any personal charges that the hotel may have made to your room.

    Tipping
    Travelers may wish to express their appreciation - a reward for extra service - to the porters, waiters, drivers and guides. The degree of appreciation may vary, and our policy is to leave this to your discretion. This is usually given individually in an envelope at the end of the tour/service.

    Natural resources

  • gas, gold, silver, and coal
  • steel
  • petroleum
  • iron
  • lead
  • zinc
  • uranium
  • wolfram and other rare metals
  • kaolin
  • quartz-glass and quartz sand
  • bauxite
  • phosphor
  • marble and granite
  • cooking salt
  • mineral waters

    Agriculture

  • cotton
  • grain
  • vegetable
  • melon
  • fruit
  • silk production
  • sheep and cattle farming
  • poultry farming
  • astrakhan fur

    Main industries:
    The engineering, chemical and petrochemical, metallurgy, radio and electronic, and light industries are extensively developed.

  • agricultural machines
  • aircraft manufacturing
  • automobile industry
  • building materials
  • communication
  • cotton and silk textiles
  • electric power
  • fuel
  • gas
  • food industry
  • mining
  • roads and airports

    The largest Uzbek enterprises

  • Fergana Oil Refinery
  • Muborek Gas
  • Bukhara Oil Refinery
  • Almalikskiy GMK
  • Bukharatex yarn and fabrics
  • Shurtangas
  • Navoi Nitrogen
  • Tashkent Wine
  • Uzbek Metal

    Major foreign investors
    USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Turkey, China, Benelux

    Sports in Uzbekistan
    Many new state provided stadiums, sport complexes, pools, sports clubs, and private fitness clubs cater to the great demand for physical exercise. "Sportsman" is a widely used term here. Uzbekistan has produced Olympic champions in kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, gymnastics, and chess, who have brought home medals from Atlanta, Sydney, and Lillehammer.
    Dilshod Aripov - world champion wrestler
    Mahamadkodir Abdullaev, Sergey Mikhailov, Rustam Saidov, Ruslan Chagaev, Artur Grigoryan Olympic and World champions in boxing
    Iroda Tuliaganova - WTA tennis champion
    Oksana Chusovitina - world champion gymnast

    Communications in Uzbekistan

  • analog and digital phone communication
  • international long distance
  • paging service
  • internet
  • international express carrier service
  • worldwide cargo service

    Tourism in Uzbekistan
    Uzbekistan is a member of the executive council of the WTO.
    Over 4000 historical architectural monuments and sites, around 500 travel companies and organizations with partners in 24 countries worldwide, 5- and 4-star of International chains, private hotels of all categories.
    68 museums, arts and crafts masters, shops, folk dance and music ensembles, silk and cotton fashion designers, certified city guides and private guides through Uzbekistan, culture tourism, eco tourism, specialized tours, nature tourism, and resorts.

    Transport in Uzbekistan
    Uzbekistan Airways: Airbus fleet to over 20 worldwide destinations international airports:
    Tashkent, Samarkand, Urgench domestic airports: Bukhara, Qarshi, Termez, Navoi, Zarafshan, Nukus, Fergana, and Namangan. Railway 7000 km; Service to most major cities.
    Bus and minibus service; tramways; taxi service; in every city you may hire private drivers of "Nexia" sedans.

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    Contacts

    1. Address:  4 Umarova street, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
    2. Telephone:  +998 66 235-07-61
    3. Fax:  +998 66 235-75-29
    4. Email:  espritdutemps@rambler.ru

    Location

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    Provinces of Uzbekistan


    Map of Andijan Province. The Province of Andijan is situated in the easternmost part of the country. It borders with Namangan province. In the north and in the northwest, with the Republic of Kyrgyzstan - in the east, with Ferghana province - in the south and in the southwest. The climate is typically continental with extreme variations between winter and summer temperatures.

    Administrative center: Andijan (359,500 inhabitants)
    Area: 4,3 square kilometers
    Population: 2,409,800 and the average density is 560 people per square kilometer
    Automobile codes: 60

    The Province is divided into 14 administrative districts: Andijan, Asaka, Balykchi, Bulokboshi, Buz, Jalalkuduk, Izboskan, Markhamat, Oltynkul, Pakhtaobod, Ulugnor, Khuzhaobod, Shakhrikhon, Kurgontepa.

    Multiple deposits of oil, ozokerite and lime represent the mineral resources of the Province.
    There are presently 85 joint ventures registered here. Foreign trade turnover totaled US $1.164 billion in 1997.

    Andijan Regional Khokymiyat
    Address: 170120, Andijan, 239, Abdurauf Fitrat str.
    Tel.: (+998-74) 222-25-82, 222-25-13
    Fax: (+998-74) 222-19-32
    www.andijan.uz


    The Bukhara province is situated in the western central part of Uzbekistan. It borders with Navoi province in the north and in the east, with Kashkadarya province - in the southeast, with the Republic of Turkmenistan - in the south, and with Khorezm province and Karakalpakstan - in the west. The Kizil-Kum Desert takes up a large portion of its territory. The climate is characteristically continental and arid.

    Administrative center: Bukhara (population 270,600)
    Area: 40,32 square kilometers
    Population: 1,545,100, about 68% of whom live in the rural areas, while the other 32% live in urban centers
    Automobile codes: 80

    The Province is divided into 11 administrative districts: Bukhara, Vobkent, Zhondor, Kogon, Olot, Peshku, Romitan, Shofirkon, Korovulbozor, Korakul, Gizhduvon.

    Bukhara Regional Khokymiyat
    Address: 200118, Bukhara, 1, Ibrokhim Muminov Str.
    Tel.: (+998 65) 224-41 10
    Fax: (+998 65) 223-05 95
    www.bukhara.gov.uz, www.bv.uz


    Map of Djizzak province. Jizzakh province is situated in the central part of Uzbekistan. It borders with the Republic of Kazakhstan in the north, with Syrdarya province - in the east, with the Republic of Tajikistan - in the south and in the southeast, with Samarkand province - in the southwest, and with Navoi province - in the west. The climate is typically continental, with dry, hot summers and mild winters.

    Administrative center: Djizzak (population 139, 100)
    Area: 21,400 square kilometers
    Population: 1,1 million people with an average density of 108 people per square kilometer
    Automobile codes: 25

    The Province is divided into 11 administrative districts. Other main towns are Dustlik, Gagarin, Gallyaaral, Pakhtakor, and Mardjanbulak.
    34 joint ventures have been established in the Province. The total value of their production totaled 159.9 million Sum in 1997.
    The Province's economy is based on agriculture, chiefly cotton and cereal. There are tens of thousands of hectares of virgin soil, which have been studied for agricultural purposes. This land has adequate irrigation infrastructure, which has been created in the past few years.

    Jizzakh Regional Khokymiyat
    Address: 708000, Jizzakh, 64, Sh.Rashidov str.
    Tel.: (+998-72) 226-30-90, 226-39-54
    Fax: (+998-72) 226-04-84
    www.jizzax.uz


    Map of Ferghana province. The Province of Fergana is situated in the southern part of the Fergana Valley, bordered by Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The climate is typically continental, with mild winters and very hot summers.

    Administrative center: Fergana (population 187,100)
    Area: 6,760 square kilometers
    Population: 2,920,300, with approximately 70.7% of the total population living in rural areas
    Automobile codes: 15 - valid till 01.01.2011; 40 - valid for new automobile numbers

    The Province is divided into 15 administrative districts.
    Other towns are Beshkarik, Khamsa, Kokand, Kuva, Kuvasay, Margilan and Rishtan.


    Map of Kashkadarya Province. The Province of Kashkadarya is situated in the basin of the Kashkadarya River on the western slopes of the Pamir Alay Mountains, bordered by Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.
    The climate is typically continental, arid and partly subtropical.

    Administrative center: Kharshi (population 226,000)
    Area: 28,600 square kilometers
    Population: 2,462,200, with more than 73% living in rural areas.
    Automobile codes: 18 - valid till 01.01.2011; 70 - valid for new automobile numbers

    Kashkadarya is divided into 14 administrative districts. Other important towns are Shakhrisabz, Kitab, Kasan, Mubarekh, Yakkabad, Gusar, and Kamashi.
    There are 14 joint ventures with foreign investment functioning in the Province.


    Map of Khorezm Province. The Province of Khorezm is situated in the northwestern part of Uzbekistan, on the lower reaches of the Amudarya River, bordered by Turkmenistan. The climate is continental, with moderately cold winters and dry hot summers.

    Administrative center: Urgench (population 135, 000)
    Area: 6,050 square kilometers
    Population: 1,477,800, with about 80% living in the outlying areas
    Automobile codes: 22 - valid till 01.01.2011; 90 - valid for new automobile numbers


    The Province is divided into 10 administrative districts. Other major towns in the Province are Khiva, Shoyot, and Djuma.


    Map of Namangan Province. The Province of Namangan is situated in the northeastern part of the Fergana Valley, on the right bank of the Syrdarya River, bordered by Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The climate is typically continental, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

    Administrative center: Namangan (population 418,600)
    Area: 7,440 square kilometers
    Population: 2,134,500, with 62.3% living in rural areas and 37.7% in towns
    Automobile codes: 16 - valid till 01.01.2011; 50 - valid for new automobile numbers

    Map of Navoi Province. The Province of Navoi is situated in the southwestern part of Uzbekistan, bordered by Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, in the middle of the Kizil-Kum Desert. The climate is typically continental and arid.

    Administrative center: Navoi (population 122,900)
    Area: 110,990 square kilometers
    Population: 819,500, with about 59.4% living in rural areas and 40.6% living in towns
    Automobile codes: 21 - valid till 01.01.2011; 85 - valid for new automobile numbers

    The province is divided into 8 administrative districts. Other towns are Kisiltepa, Nurata, Uchkuduk, Zarafshan, and Yangirobad.


    Map of Samarkand Province. The Province of Samarkand is situated in the center of Uzbekistan, in the basin of the Zarafshan River, bordered by Tajikistan. The climate is characteristically continental and arid.

    Administrative center: Samarkand (population 363,900)
    Area: 16,770 square kilometers, with an average population density of 149 people per square kilometer
    Population: 2,955,500, of which three quarters live in rural areas
    Automobile codes: 14 - valid till 01.01.2011; 30 - valid for new automobile numbers

    The Province is divided into 16 administrative districts. Other important towns are Bulungur, Djuma, Ishtikhon, Kattaqurgan, Urgut, and Aktash.

    Map of Surkhandarya Province. The province of Surkhandarya is situated in the southern part of Uzbekistan, bordered by Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. The climate is typically continental with mild winters and hot summers.

    Administrative center: Termez (population 125,300)
    Area: 20,100 square kilometers
    Population: 1 957, 800 with the majority (79.8%) living in rural areas
    Automobile codes: 19 - valid till 01.01.2011; 75 - valid for new automobile numbers

    The Province is divided into 14 administrative districts. Other towns in the Province are Baysin, Denau, Jarqurgan, Qumqurgon, Shargun, Sherabad, Shurchy, and Sariaciya.


    Map of Syrdarya Province. The Province of Syrdarya is located in the center of Uzbekistan, on the left bank of the Syrdarya River, bordered by Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The Steppe takes up a significant part of its area. The climate is typically continental and arid.

    Administrative center: Gulistan (population 56,200)
    Area: 4,300 square kilometers
    Population: 684,300
    Automobile codes: 12 - valid till 01.01.2011; 20 - valid for new automobile numbers

    Syrdarya Province is divided into 9 administrative districts. Other towns are Baht, Khavast, Mirzakent, Pakhtaabad, Sardoba, Syrdarya, Shirin and Yangiyer.


    Map of Tashkent Province. The Province of Tashkent is situated in the northeastern part of Uzbekistan, between the western slopes of the Tian-Shan mountain range and the Syrdarya River, bordered by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. The climate is typically continental, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.

    Administrative center:Tashkent(population 2,900,100)
    Area: 15,600 square kilometers
    Population: 4,450,000 and the average density is 147 people per square kilometer.
    Automobile codes: 11 - valid till 01.01.2011; 10 - valid for new automobile numbers.

    The province is divided into 15 administrative districts. There are 16 towns in the Province; the largest towns are Angren, Almalik, Akhangaran, Bekabad, Chirchik, Gazalkent, Keles, Parkent, Toy-Tepa, Yangiabad and Yangiyul, where most productive activities are concentrated. There are also 13 towns and smaller villages.
    The territory is rich in copper, brown coal, molybdenum, zinc, gold, silver, rare metals and more.


    Map of Karakalpakistan. Karakalpakistan map. The Republic of Karakalpakistan is situated in the southwestern part of Uzbekistan. It occupies the area from the northwestern part of the Kizil-Kum Desert to the Amudarya River delta, bordered by Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The climate is typically continental, with very hot summers and cold winters without snow.

    Capital: Nukus (population 261,900)
    Area: 166,600 square kilometers
    Population: 1,582,700, mainly Uzbek (32.8%) and Karakalpak (32.1%). About 48% of the population lives in rural areas, while the other 52% live in towns.
    Automobile codes: 23 - valid till 01.01.2011; 95 - valid for new automobile numbers.
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