Uzbekistan

  Uzbekistan  

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.

 

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Fast Facts About Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan
  • Population: 28,661,637
  • Capital City: Tashkent
  • Climate: Mostly mid-latitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semi-arid grassland in east
  • Time Zone: UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
  • Language: Uzbek language
  • Country Code: +998

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The Kalta Minor minaret (Guyok Minar / Green Minaret) is visible in the right in Itchan Kala, which is the walled inner town of the city of Khiva, in Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Trekking The Silk Road—The Ancient History Of Uzbekistan

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. Marco Polo pitched camp in the Ferghana Valley on hunting trips with Genghis Khan. And Alexander the Great crossed the mighty Oxus River so he could challenge King Darius to battle. The race for empire in Central Asia brought English explorers to the ancient cities of Bukhara, Samarkand, and Khiva. What attracted these men? Our exploration took three weeks and brought us across a vast land that included the legendary Silk Road and into the Ferghana Valley…

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