Uzbekistan is located in the central part of Central Asia, between two great rivers - the Amudarya and the Syrdarya. A combination of plains and mountains characterizes the country landscape. The plateau Ustyurt, the old bed of the river Amudarya, the Kizilkum desert, Karshy steppe are mixed here with Western Tien Shan, Ugam, Pskem, Chatkal, Turkestan, Zarafshan Mountain Ranges and fertile valleys of the Fergana and Samarkand Basin.
Territory: area occupies 447,4 thousand square kilometers. The country is divided into 12 regions and one autonomous republic Karakalpakistan.
Population: about 25 million people.
Capital - Tashkent.
Climate - sharply continental.
Religion - main part of population believes Islam.
State language - Uzbek.
Political system - multi-party democratic republic with a parliamentry form of government. The head of the state is President. Islam A. Karimov is currently President.
National holiday - 1st September - Independence Day.
The UNESCO has recognized cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva as invaluable architectural monuments of the past. Good level of service and stable political situation make Uzbekistan attractive place for tourists from all over the world. Number of luxury hotels and inexpensive bed and breakfasts has increased in main tourist cities to accommodate foreign guests. Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, is a real garden - city: various parks, squares, fountains will surprise you with the cleanliness and freshness. And if to you will want to have a rest from city vanity, you can visit Charvak artificial lake or to drive on ski in Chimgan Mountains. Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva will immerse you into the past, when these cities were main stopping points of the caravans that traveled through the ancient Silk Road.
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