General information about Uzbekistan
Country name: the Republic of Uzbekistan
The Republic of Uzbekistan one of the largest country in the region,
which has a special geographical and geopolitical position in Central
Asia with abundance of natural and human resources.
Uzbekistan consists of 12 provinces and the Autonomous Republic of
Independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Uzbekistan was proclaimed
in August 31, 1991.
Location: Central Asia , south of Kazakhstan and north- east of
447 400 km2;
425 400 km2;
22 000 km2;
Landscape. Most of the territory of Uzbekistan is occupied by plains
(about four fifth of its territory). One of the main - plain is
Turanianlowland. To the east and north- east of the country there are
ranges of the Tien Shan and Pamir, here - the highest point of the
country ( 4643 m). In the north central part of the territory of
Uzbekistan is one of the largest deserts in the world - the Kyzyl Kum.
Climate. Majorly sharp- continental. The temperature difference between
the seasons is quite significant. Average winter temperature is 6 C below
and in July the average temperature rises above 32 C. The amount of
precipitation is insignificant, which makes agriculture dependent on
Uzbekistan`s nature features by a combination of subtropical and
continental temperature zones.
The earth, the air, water and fire ( the sun ) have been warshiped in
Central Asia since the times of Zoroastrianism urging people in to care
about the cleanliness of rivers and the soil.
Population and labor resources
The population of Uzbekistan is more than 30 million people.
In terms of population Uzbekistan holdes the third place among the CIS
countries and 1st among the States of the Central Asia.
Almost 80 % of its population is the Uzbeks . Uzbekistan multiethnic
country - it is home to over 100 nationalities where the Russian consist
of 5.5 %, Tajiks 5 %, Kazakhs 3%, Karakalpaks 2.5 %, Tatar 1.5%, other
2.5 %. Religious denominations are Muslim 88 % (mostly Sunnis ),
Christian Orthodox 9 % and others 3% ( Judaists, Buddhists, Catholics,
Uzbekistan, like other Central Asian states, is featured by a relatively
" young" population and a high proportion of people of working age. The
share of those below working age in the general population is 39%, of
working age - 54 %, of retireds - 7%.
Sum is the National currency of Uzbekistan.
1 Sum = 100 tiyins (small coin). Notes are in denominations of 5000 ,
1000, 500, 200, 100 sum.
- January 1
International Women's Day - March 8
Celebration of Navruz - March 21
Day - May 9
Independence Day - September 1
day - October 1
Constitution Day - December 8
Eid - al-
Fitr ( religious festival ) - date varies
Adha ( religious festival ) - date varies
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