Where is Uzbekistan?

Located in Central Asia, Uzbekistan has a 6,893.00 km border with Afghanistan (144 km), Kazakhstan (2,330 km), Kyrgyzstan (1,314 km), Tajikistan (1,312 km) and Turkmenistan (1,793 km).Prolonged drought and cotton monoculture in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan created water-sharing difficulties for some states.

Uzbekistan is an Asian country covering 447,400.00 km2 of which 4.92% is water and 425,400.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 58th largest country in the world and about four times the size of Virginia; slightly larger than California. Its geographic coordinates are 41 00 N, 64 00 E and Tashkent is the capital city.

Its name is a combination of the Turkic words "uz" (self) and "bek" (master), combined with the Persian suffix "stan" (country).

Its ISO code is UZ.

Geography

Uzbekistan has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Sariqamish Kuli which is -12m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Adelunga Toghi which is 4,301m above tall.

The climate is tropical with southeast trade winds from May to October and moderate rainfall from November to April. Its terrain is mostly flat with dunes, river valleys, and some mountains.

Population

Uzbekistan has a population of 29,473,614 making it the 44th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives around the fertile Fergana Valley.

Uzbek is the official langauge, while Russian and Tajik are also commonly spoken. The most common ethnic group reported is Uzbek. The majority of the population identifies as Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 998.

Government

Uzbekistan is an independent country. It gained its independence with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Its constitution was last ratified in 1992.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Uzbekistan's GDP is $202,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $6,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 63rd largest economy and its citizens the 154th richest in the world. The currency of Uzbekistan is the Som (UZS).

Its major export partners are Switzerland, China, and Kazakhstan. Its main exports are energy products, cotton, gold, and mineral fertilizers. Its major import partners are China, Russia, and South Korea. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, and ferrous and nonferrous metals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017