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Uzbekistan

Official English Name: Republic of Uzbekistan

Official Local Name(s): ?????????? ????????????

Common English Name: Uzbekistan

Capital: Tashkent

REGION
Central Asia
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Afghanistan (Southeast)
Kazakhstan (North and West)
Kyrgyzstan (East)
Tajikistan (Southeast)
Turkmenistan (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
447, pill this 400 km2 (95.1% land, information pills 4.9% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
6, clinic 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)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Natural gas
Petroleum
Coal
Gold
Uranium
Silver
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Tungsten
Molybdenum
DEMONYM
Uzbekistani
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
>Uzbek (80%)
Russian (5.5%)
Tajik (5%)
Kazakh (3%)
Karakalpak (2.5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Uzbek
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Russian
Tajik
Karakalpak
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (88%)
Eastern Orthodox (9%)
POPULATION
29,199,942
LARGEST CITY
Tashkent (2,141,000)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Namangan (432,456)
Samarkand (319,366)
Andijon (318,419)
Buxoro (247,644)
Nukus (230,006)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Islam Karimov
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyayev
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
12 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1 September 1991 (from Soviet Union)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Khumo
NATIONAL ANTHEM
O’zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi
GDP PER CAPITA
$5,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
??? (Uzbek Som)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = 2831.50 ???
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.uz
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+998

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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