Country profile


Formal name: The Republic of Uzbekistan
Geographic coordinates: 41 00 N, 64 00 E
Area: total 447.400 km2: land: 425.400 km2, water: 22,000 km2
Land boundaries: total: 6.221 km, border countries: Afghanistan 137 km, Kazakhstan 2.203 km, Kyrgyzstan 1.099 km, Tajikistan 1.161 km, Turkmenistan 1.621 km
Population: 32,9 million (2018)
Ethnic Groups: 80% Uzbek, 5% Tajik, 5% Russian and 7% Others

Density of population: 50.1 per km2
Capital: Tashkent
Language: Official language — Uzbek, widely used: Russian, Tajik, Kara kalpak, also English, which is getting popular among youth generation.
National currency: Sum. 1 sum=100 tiyin.
Structure: Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakistan, 12 provinces, 226 cities and districts.
Religion: Islam — 88%, Christian — 9%
Time: GMT + 05:00
Electric power: 220 V AC, 50 amp; standard two-pin plug socket
Domain zone: .uz
International dialing code: +998

Public holidays    
January 1 — New Year
March 8 — Women's Day
March 21 — Navruz (traditional New Year,dates back to Zoroastrian Culture)
May 9 — Memorial Day
September 1 — Independence Day
October 1 — Teacher's Day
December 8 — Constitution Day.
There are other religious holidays with varying dates:
Ramadan Khait
Kurban Khait

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Location of Uzbekistan


The Republic of Uzbekistan is situated in the central part of Central Asia between two rivers: Amudarya and Syrdarya. There are Turan Lowland in the northwest, and Tien-Shan and Pamir-Alay mountain ridges in the southeast of the territory. Kyzyl-Kum Desert is in the North. Uzbekistan borders Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tadjikistan, and Afghanistan in the South.

There are over one thousand dishes in Uzbek cuisine. Fruits and vegetables grown under the tender oriental sun are taste fantastic. There are about 100 varieties of Uzbek plov, prepared in a different way in every region. The caloric content and ecological cleanliness of local ingredients is unique. Uzbek cuisine can not be described, it has to be tasted.

All payments must be made in "Sum", the national currency of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Currency exchange offices are available in every city of Uzbekistan. All foreign currencies may be converted in main offices of banks. Preferred currencies — US dollars and Euros. Credit cards are accepted in number of places.Preferred credit cars: Visa, Maestro, Master Card.


Uzbekistan Hotels

Hotels in Central Asia

Useful Links
The Governmental portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
National Company "Uzbekistan Airways"
National company "Uzbektourizm"
APTA - Association of Private Tourism Agencies