Nurata, Uzbekistan

Geographical coordinates: 40°33′54″N 65°41′06″E
Former names: Nur
Elevation: 490 m
Popular languages Uzbek, Tajik
Time zone: UTC+5
Population: 92 000 (2020) -
Nationals: Karakalpak, Uzbek, Russian, Tatar
Phone code: +998 79
Zip code: 2107XX
Automobile codes: 85

According to one legend, Noah's Ark stopped at the main peak of the Nuratin mountains of Hayat-Bashi. Eversman wrote this legend in 1824 in his book on a trip to Bukhara published in Berlin in 1848.

Nature reserves in Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan nature The Nurata Mountain Reserve (founded in 1975) is on the Nurata Ridge in the Farish district of the Djizak Region. Its area is 22,500 ha.

The topography of the reserve is typically mountainous (the highest point is 2,100 meters above sea level) with big and small rivers, gorges, and massive rocks. There is combined semi-desert and forest vegetation. In general, trees and shrubs grow in the flood plains of the rivers. The most widespread are walnut trees; there are also wild apple trees, plum trees, mulberry trees, and cherry plums.

Of the animals, the sheep of Severtsev is the most valuable. Wild boars, foxes, wolves, porcupines, badgers, and plenty of stone grouse inhabit the reserve. Birds of prey are represented by the black griffin, the dwarf-eagle, and others.