khwarezm

Khwarezm

Khwarezm /kwəˈrɛzəm/ or Chorasmia /kəˈræzmiə/ (Persian:خوارزم) is a large oasis region on the Amu Darya river delta in western Central Asia, which borders to the north the (former) Aral Sea, to the east the Kyzylkum desert, to the south the Karakum desert and to the west the Ustyurt Plateau. It was the center of the…

samarkand

Samarkand

Samarkand (Uzbek: Samarqand Самарқанд; Persian: سمرقند‎; Russian: Самарканд from Sogdian: “Stone Fort” or “Rock Town”; Mongolian: Самарканд from “Nut Rock” or “Hard Rock”), alternatively Samarqand or Samarcand, is the second-largest city in Uzbekistan and the capital of Samarqand Province. The city is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road between China and…

Tashkent

Tashkent (Uzbek: Toshkent, Тошкент; Russian: Ташкент) is the capital city of Uzbekistan. It is an ancient city on the Great Silk Road from China to Europe. Little remains of the ancient city after the 1966 earthquake and earlier modernisation work following the 1917 revolution. Tashkent is a very Soviet city that has little remaining from…

History of Uzbekistan

The first people known to inhabit the Central Asian region of modern-day Uzbekistan were Iranian nomads who arrived from the northern grasslands of what is now Kazakhstan sometime in the first millennium BC. These nomads, who spoke Iranian dialects, settled in Central Asia and began to build an extensive irrigation system along the rivers of…

Uzbekistan Environments

Uzbekistan, the land, where sun is shining almost the whole year round, the kingdom of dry hot summer, warm winter, soft honey autumn and bright blossomed spring. The nature created Uzbekistan landscapes in soft pastel colors with the domination of yellow, copper, ochre, dark green and blue. On the canvas it “has drawn” arid deserts,…

Uzbekistan Geographies

Uzbekistan has an area of 447,400 square kilometres (172,700 sq mi). It is the 56th largest country in the world by area and the 42nd by population. Among the CIS countries, it is the 5th largest by area and the 3rd largest by population. Uzbekistan lies between latitudes 37° and 46° N, and longitudes 56°…

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan (U.S. pronunciation: Listeni/ʊz.ˈbɛk.ɪ.ˌstæn/, U.K. pronunciation: Listeni/ʊz.ˌbɛk.ɪ.ˈstɑːn/), officially the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: O‘zbekiston Respublikasi, Ўзбекистон Республикаси) is a landlocked country in Central Asia. Between 1924 and 1991, it was part of the Soviet Union. Once part of the Persian Samanid and later Timurid empires, the region which today includes the Republic of Uzbekistan was…