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Travel to Uzbekistan

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Uzbekistan

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +5
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Uzbekistani sum (sum)
  • Country Dialing Code: 998

Uzbekistan

Location
Central Asia, north of Afghanistan

Capital
Tashkent (Toshkent)

Population
26,851,195 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
12 provinces (viloyatlar, singular - viloyat), 1 autonomous republic* (respublika), and 1 city** (shahar); Andijon Viloyati, Buxoro Viloyati, Farg'ona Viloyati, Jizzax Viloyati, Namangan Viloyati, Navoiy Viloyati, Qashqadaryo Viloyati (Qarshi), Qoraqalpog'iston Respublikasi* (Nukus), Samarqand Viloyati, Sirdaryo Viloyati (Guliston), Surxondaryo Viloyati (Termiz), Toshkent Shahri**, Toshkent Viloyati, Xorazm Viloyati (Urganch) note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)

Climate
mostly midlatitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid grassland in east

Ethnic groups
Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, other 2.5% (1996 est.)

Religions
Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%

Languages
Uzbek 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%

Government type
republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch

Background
Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land poisoned and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991, the country seeks to gradually lessen its dependence on agriculture while developing its mineral and petroleum reserves. Current concerns include terrorism by Islamic militants, economic stagnation, and the curtailment of human rights and democratization.

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