Capital, Neighbors, Languages, Area
Capital & neighboring countries
Tashkent city. 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 with 5 neighboring republics: Kyrgyzstan in north-east, Kazakhstan in the north-west, Tajikistan in the south-east, Turkmenistan in the south-west, in the south, on 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