Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia, north of Afghanistan.
While the Republic of Uzbekistan may be a relatively new country, its cities and people have a history dating back more than a thousand years.
Uzbekistan, literally Land of the Uzbeks, is a melting pot of races. The Uzbeks are predominately Turkish, but they have been significantly influenced through the immigration of both Persian and Mongol races.
Population: 28,661,637 (July 2013 est.)
Capital City: Tashkent
Climate: Mostly mid-latitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semi-arid grassland in east
Time Difference: UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Source: CIA World Fact Book
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