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The city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan Tashkent
Tashkent is the capital of sovereign Uzbekistan. At present, Tashkent is one of the most important business centers of Central Asia. Present-day Tashkent is one of the most attractive Oriental cities. The architecture of Tashkent is unique, and the hospitality and friendliness of Tashkent people is amazing. Tashkent is about 2200 years old. It has evolved from a small ancient settlement into one of the largest Asian cities. Many memorable events of peace and war have taken place during the history of Tashkent, full of...
The city of Andijan, Uzbekistan Andijan
Andijan, is a city and administrative center in far eastern Uzbekistan in Andijan province, at the southeastern edge of the Fergana Valley. Andijan is about 475 km east of Tashkent, and about 45 km west of Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Andijan is a center for oil production and has a few oil refineries. Cotton production and processing remain the dominant economic activities. Andijan sits on an ancient riverbed (the Say River) and is known to have existed since the 9th century on a trade route into...
Aral Sea, Uzbekistan Aral Sea
Millions of years ago, the northwestern parts of Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan were covered by a massive inland sea. When the waters receded, they left a broad plain of highly saline soil. One of the remnants of the ancient sea was the Aral Sea, the fourth largest inland body of water in the world...
Baisun, Uzbekistan Baisun
South of Shakhrisabz, in the Surkhandarya province, along the ancient trade route of the Great Silk Road, hidden away in a beautiful valley, lies Baisun, an area on its way to becoming a household name among the culturally aware in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Recently, Baisun has been included on the Unesco List of world heritage sites. It was in the nearby Baisuntau mountains that early man developed during the Palaeolithic era. Finds from cave sites in the area and...
The city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan Bukhara
Bukhara is an ancient settlement with a history that goes back to the early centuries A. D. In the 6th century, it became the capital of the early feudal realm of the Bukhara oasis. As the Shakhristan, the centre of a shah's realm, it was formed around an ancient citadel, but with the development of handicrafts and trade, new suburbs (rabads) arose beyond its walls which were included with the Shakhristan in a new fortified wall.
Remains of it dating back to the sixteenth century have survived...
The city of Chirchiq, Uzbekistan Chirchiq
Chirchiq is a city in eastern Uzbekistan, about 32 km northeast of Tashkent, along the Chirchiq River. Chirchiq lies among the Chatkal Mountains of the Tian Shan mountain range. It lies in the middle of an intensively cultivated area, producing mainly vegetables and fruits, including melons and grapes. A large electrochemical factory produces nitrogenous fertilizer for the region's collective farms. Chirchiq's industries also include the production of ferroalloys (a group of iron alloys) and machinery for...
Denau Town, Uzbekistan Denau
The name Denau means "new village". Situated along the Surkhandarya river, on the ancient road to Dushanbe, it is today a small bustling town of 61,000 inhabitants. Centuries ago, then a stronghold of the Gissar/Hissar Khan, it was later named after Denau Beg, the Emir of Bukhara. The valley's subtropical climate makes it an ideal wine growing region; "Novbakhor" "Morastel" and "Uzbekistan" wines are renowned for their fine bouquet. With sugarcane from...
The city of Fergana, Uzbekistan Fergana
Fergana is a city in eastern Uzbekistan, at the southern edge of the Fergana Valley. Fergana is about 420 km east of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, and about 75 km west of Andijan. Fergana has been a center of oil production in the Fergana Valley since the region's first oil refinery was built near the city in 1908. Since then more refineries have been added, and Fergana is one of the most important centers of oil production and refining in Uzbekistan. Natural gas from western Uzbekistan is...
Ferghana Valley, Uzbekistan Ferghana Valley
The Ferghana Valley is the most densely populated region of Uzbekistan, with almost a third of the country's population. It has nearly 25,000 sq. km of fertile land, and is a great oasis surrounded by the Kuramin mountain ridge in the North-West, Chatkal mountain range in the North, Fergana mountain range in the East, and Alai and Turkestan ranges in the South. There is scarcely a hectare of uncultivated land, the primary crop being cotton. In ancient times, the exceptional flora of...
Republic of Karakalpakistan, Uzbekistan Karakalpakistan
Central Asia covers an essential portion of the Asian part of the planet. Its area makes up more than 1295 thousand square km, which is larger than Germany, France and Great Britain in total area. The Central Asian territory spreads from the Caspian sea on the west to the borders with China on the East and from the Aral-Irtysh watershed on the north to the borders with Iran and Afganistan to the south. Its western and northern regions are represented by vast valleys, deserts and...
The city of Karshi, Uzbekistan Karshi
Karshi is a city in southern Uzbekistan, in Kashqadaryo province, about 520 km south-southwest of Tashkent, and about 335 km north of Uzbekistan's border with Afghanistan. In the early 1970s, the first section of a major irrigation project was completed to divert water from the Amu Darya River in Turkmenistan eastward into Uzbekistan to irrigate the land surrounding Karshi. The water from the Amu Darya is in addition to water already being diverted from the Zeravshan River near Bukhara, about...
The city of Khiva, Uzbekistan Khiva (Khorezm)
The history of Khorezm dates back so far, to ancient times, that only a few civilizations can equal its age. Many hundreds of years before the opening of the Great Silk Road, ancient Khorezm was already connected by water and land with Europe and the Orient, Siberia and the civilizations of the South. The great world civilizations of the time mingled in Khorezm. Their cultural interaction preceded the opening of the Great Silk Road. Khiva is located to the west of Khorezm region, at the...
The city of Kokand, Uzbekistan Kokand
Kokand is a city in eastern Uzbekistan, in the Fergana province at the southwestern edge of the Fergana Valley. Kokand is 228 km southeast of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, 115 km west of Andijan, and 88 km west of the city of Fergana. Kokand sits at the junction of two main routes into the Fergana Valley, one leading northwest over the mountains to Tashkent, and the other west through Khujand. As a result, Kokand is the main transportation junction in the Fergana Valley. Kokand is a center for...
Moynaq Town (Aral Sea) Moynaq (Aral Sea)
Moynaq encapsulates more visibly than anywhere else the absurd tragedy of the receding Aral Sea. Once one of the sea's two major fishing ports, it now stands some 40 km (25 mi) from the water. What remains of Moynaq's redundant fishing fleet lies rusting on the sand, beside depressions marking the town's futile efforts to keep channels open to the receding water. The town's shrunken population of 2000 people now suffers the full force of the Aral Sea disaster, with hotter summers, colder...
Margilan Margilan
The city is located 12 kilometers from the regional center and is one of the oldest cities in the Fergana Valley. City area - 50 square meters. and a population of over 165 thousand people. Margilan located at an altitude of 475 meters above sea level. Located 15 km from Fergana and Kokand...
The city of Nukus, Uzbekistan Namangan
Namangan is a city in eastern Uzbekistan, on the northern edge of the Fergana Valley, about 430 km east of Tashkent, about 65 km west of Andijan, and about 75 km north of Fergana...
The city of Nukus, Uzbekistan Nukus
Nukus is a city in western Uzbekistan, capital of the Karakalpakistan Autonomous Republic, in the delta of the Amu Darya River. Nukus is about 1255 km west of Tashkent, and about 230 km south of Muynaq and the former shoreline of the Aral Sea. An increase in upstream irrigation needs reduced the downstream flow of the Amu Darya, contributing to the shrinking of the Aral and the disappearance of its plentiful fish stocks. Nukus is a center for the growing and processing of...
Rishtan Town, Uzbekistan Rishtan
Rishtan is 50 km from Fergana, and is the administrative center of the Rishtan district. It is a half Tajik, half Uzbek town. Since ancient times it has been famous for its ceramics. Certainly it is not by mere chance that Rishtan has become famous for its ceramics. The area is rich in the deposits of red clay, natural minerals and mountainous vegetation that are needed for the painting process. Rishtan artisans have become famous all over the world...
The city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan Samarkand
Samarkand is situated in the Zerafshan Valley, and surrounded by the spurs of the Pamir-Alay ranges. Ancient Samarkand was well-known both in the East and the West. In the 4th c. BC, Samarkand, then called Marakanda, was one of the centers of culture and trade in the East.
Samarkand equals such cradles of human civilization as Athens, Rome, Memphis, Alexandria...
Shakhrisabz Town, Uzbekistan Shakhrisabz
It has been resolved by UNESCO to place the ancient city of Shakhrisabz on the list of world heritage memorials, a city which has left a significant mark on world civilization. The 2700th anniversary of the foundation of Shakhrisabz has been celebrated, demonstrating to the world the ancient value of this land, its greatness and beauty. Shakhrisabz, called "Kesh" in the Middle Ages - also known as ancient "Nautaca" - was nicknamed "Dilkesh" ("Kesh" means heart-pleasing) and...
The city of Termez, Uzbekistan Termez
This is a kingdom of trade routes and brave warriors. This is a land famous worldwide for its richness in gold and lazurite. Archeological discoveries have proven that the origin of agricultural civilization on this territory dates to before the 5th c. BC.
The earliest signs of culture appeared during the Stone Age...
The city of Urgut, Uzbekistan Urgut
Situated only 40 kilometers from Samarkand at the foot of Zarafshan Mountains at a height of 1000 metres, the traditional Central Asian handicrafts and market town of Urgut makes for a very interesting excursion for the visitor, particularly on Saturday and Sunday, which are the main market-days...

 

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