Capital, Neighbors, Languages, Area
Capital & neighboring countries
Tashkent city. Сapital of Uzbekistan, in the present one of the most important business centers and attractive oriental cities of Central Asia. The architecture of Tashkent – with its 2000 year history - is unique.
The Republic of Uzbekistan is located in a vast territory in the middle of Central Asia, mainly between Amudarya and Sirdarya rivers. It is bordering 5 neighboring republics: Kyrgyzstan in the north-east, Kazakhstan in the north-west, Tajikistan in the south-east, Turkmenistan in the south-west, in the south, on a short section, with Afghanistan.
The official language is Uzbek (Turkic origin), but the main part of the population speaks Russian (Slavonic origin). In some areas (Samarkand, Bukhara) people also speak Tadjik (Persian origin). English is getting popular among young people.
447,400 sq km