Official English Name: Republic of Uzbekistan
Official Local Name(s): Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi
Common English Name: Uzbekistan
Capital: Tashkent

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Official Language(s)

Uzbek
Secondary Languages: Russian, Tajik, Karakalpak

Resources

Natural gas, Petroleum, Coal, Gold, Uranium, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Tungsten, Molybdenum

Neighbors

Afghanistan (Southeast), Kazakhstan (North and West), Kyrgyzstan (East), Tajikistan (Southeast), Turkmenistan (South)

Ethnic groups

Uzbek (80%), Russian (5.5%), Tajik (5%), Kazakh (3%), Karakalpak (2.5%)

People

Est. Population:

29,199,942

Demonym:

Uzbekistani

Religions:

Muslim (88%)
Eastern Orthodox (9%)

Largest City:

Tashkent (2,141,000)

Other Cities:

Namangan (432,456)
Samarkand (319,366)
Andijon (318,419)
Buxoro (247,644)
Nukus (230,006)

Geography

Region:

Central Asia

Bodies of Water:

None (Landlocked)

Total Area:

447,400 km2 (95.1% land, 4.9% water)

Total Land:

6,893 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Mid-latitude desert
Semiarid grasslands in east

Terrain:

Flat to rolling sandy deserts
River valleys

Highest Point

Adelunga Toghi (4,301 m)

Lowest Point

Sariqamish Kuli (-12 m)

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Shavkat Mirziyayev

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov

Admin. Divisions

12 Provinces

Independence:

1 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)

Nat'l Symbol:

Khumo

Nat'l Anthem:

O’zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$5,600 (USD)

Currency

сўм (Uzbek Som)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = сўм (Uzbek Som)7,828.40

Communication

Internet Code

.uz

Telephone Code

+998

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Cultural Notes

Although Uzbekistan is predominantly Muslim and therefore Christmas is not widely celebrated there, they celebrate the New Year, known as Yangi Yil, where they deocrate a Christmas tree and follow other Christmas traditions.

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