Brief information about Uzbekistan


Area: 447, 8 thousand .sq km
Capital: Tashkent
Time: GMT + 5:00
Country Code: +998
Speaking languages: Uzbek, Russian, Tajik, Karakalpak
State language:Uzbek
Unit of money: Sum
Population: 30.3 million
Ethnic Groups: 80% Uzbek, 5% Tajik, 5% Russian and 7% others.

Uzbekistan, which main tourist centers such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, entered to the UNESCO World Heritage List, has much to show to the world.

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Besides, it gives us pleasure to say that the peoples of Uzbekistan have enriched the heritage of humanity not only with the architectural monuments. The List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, compiled under the UNESCO program “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage” includes:

Uzbek dance



    • Traditional complicated chant “Kattaashula” (“Big Singing”);
    • A bright festival of the vernal equinox “Navruz”;
    • Ancient beautiful music “Shashmaqom”;
    • Cultural unique ethnographic Boysun region, Surkhandarya.

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By a twist of fate, Uzbekistan, isolated by mountains and deserts from seas and oceans, was located at the very crossroads of world civilizations, world religions, cultural traditions and culinary preferences. Absorbing the best, enriching the spiritual world, every citizen of the country easily speaks two, three or more languages (Uzbek, Karakalpak, Farsi, Kazakh, Russian) and read Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in the original. Everyone considers himself a connoisseur of Uzbek, Uighur, Korean and Russian cuisine. Any man can easily cook pilaf for thousand guests. OK, every man can cook pilaf for ten people, that’s for sure. Each local builder knows how to build an earthquake-proof house of clay of particular mix

Over a thousand years, until the discovery of the sea route to India, the goods from East to West were transported along the Great Silk Road.

So the people of Uzbekistan are so much genetically gifted as merchants and traders: they absorbed the skills of the Greeks and the Jews, Moors and Chinese. Uzbekistan absorbed much in all fields of industry. It gave much to the world too: thinkers and mathematicians, theologians and astronomers, generals and rulers, poets and healers, Grand Masters and football referee.

Many actions and habits of the locals, committed on the level of instincts were developed not even in childhood; they are in the genetic memory. To take a piece of bread fallen on the ground and put it aside. The first bowl of nosey tea is served to guests. The first sip of water in the heat to be given to the youngest. Seat the guest on the place of honor in the house, at a maximum distance from the front door, for the host could protect him from the enemy suddenly bursting in. A manner of cut melon or make a “scoop” of watermelon.A sprig of sweet basil behind the ear of a dignified man and a young beautiful girl in the summer heat. All this is thousands of beads that make up a mosaic of the amazingly beautiful ancient and eternally young country - Uzbekistan, which while preserving its uniqueness, is updating its look, building roads and bridges, factories and houses, laying pipes and melting metal.


This is the country which you must visit at least once in your life, to have something to tell your grandchildren.

Distance between cities of Uzbekistan.

Tashkent Andijan Buxara Gulistan Jizakh Qarshi Navoiy Namangan Nukus Samarqand Termiz Fergana Urganch
Tashkent 447 616 118 203 558 509 432 1255 354 708 419 1119
Andijan 447 784 375 421 668 669 67 1342 516 892 73 1566
Buxara 616 784 485 363 161 125 778 558 268 434 749 503
Gulistan 118 375 465 106 353 254 369 1027 201 557 340 1001
Jizakh 203 421 363 106 247 248 415 921 95 471 386 916
Qarshi 558 668 161 353 247 241 662 719 152 273 663 664
Navoiy 509 669 125 354 248 241 663 383 153 477 634 610
Namangan 432 67 778 369 415 662 663 1336 510 886 85 1552
Nukus 1255 1342 558 1027 921 719 683 1336 826 992 1307 136
Samarqand 354 516 268 201 95 152 153 510 826 376 481 765
Termiz 708 892 434 577 471 273 477 886 992 376 857 937
Fergana 419 73 749 340 386 633 634 85 1307 481 857 1538
Urganch 1119 1566 503 1001 916 664 610 1552 136 765 937 1538

The distance between cities is indicated in km.