Cities of Uzbekistan


Cities of Uzbekistan - Tashkent

Tashkent

Tashkent is situated on the height of 440-480 meters high above sea level, on the 41o20’ north width, 69o10’ eastern length. The city is situated in the north-eastern part of the republic of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent valley, in the valley of Chirchik river. The north-eastern and eastern part of the valley is surrounded by Qorajantov and Chotqol ranges, divided into Chotqol valley. Qorajantov …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Bukhara

Bukhara

Bukhara ... ancient and beautiful, it attracts the eyes of millions people like a magnet. A huge amount of human history is linked with the city of fairy tales, legends and poetry. Age of Bukhara is more than 2500 years. According to one of the legend it was founded by Prince Siyavush, the son of an Iranian king, married a daughter of the king Afrosiab. During his reign, he built the Ark fortress. …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Samarkand

Samarkand

Sogdiana, Marakand, “Eden of the ancient Orient”, “The beauty of sublunary countries”, “The Precious Pearl” - all these are ancient names and epithets which Samarkand awarded - city of blue domes, city of minarets unique beauty, mausoleums and madrasah, the city of Timur and Ulugbek, a crossroad city of the “Great Silk Road”. Beneficial geographical …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Shakhrisabz

Shakhrisabz

Shakhrisabz (originally from Persian a "green city") is a small and very cozy town, which lies in the foothills of the Zarafshan and Hissar ranges in the valley of Tanhoz and Aksu rivers’ confluence. Located 90 kilometers to south of Samarkand city, at an altitude of 630 meters above a sea level, Shakhrisabz is considered to be one of the oldest cities on Earth. That town is as old as the eternal …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Fergana valley

Fergana valley

Ferghana Valley is considered to be a unique and relict site in Central Asia. Nearly completely closed by mountains, a vast tectonic depression in shape which resembles an ellipse, has an area of more than 22 thousand square kilometers and lies at an altitude of 300 meters in the west and up to 1000 meters in the east towards to a sea level. Surrounded by mountains of Tien Shan and the Hissar-Alai …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Khiva

Khiva

Khiva - the successor of the great era. A legendary Khiva is considered to be a tourist "visiting card" of a modern Uzbekistan, a living heiress and the last capital of the great civilization of ancient Khorezm. Although the main "tourist sites" are quite "young” (XVIII-XIX centuries AD), however the town itself has a very advanced age, and its fate is inextricably connected with the emergence, …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Nukus

Nukus

Nukus (In Karakalpak: Nokis) – Uzbek city, the capital of autonomic republic of Karakalpakistan. On 2nd November 1930 it was decided by the parliament to move the capital from Tortkul to Nukus due to water flows in Turtkul. In 1939 Nukus become the capital city of the republic of Karakalpakistan. Nukus located in the central part of Karakalpakistan republic. It is located on right shore of Amudarya …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Termez

Termez

The Surkhan Darya District is also located in the southern part of Uzbekistan. On the South along the Amu Darya River is the state border with Afghanistan. The flat central part of the District is surrounded by the Amu- Darya Valley from the south and the Hisar Range foothills from the North. The city of Termez is the center of the District. An ancient settlement which was populated in the times of …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Nurata

Nurata

Without any exaggeration, one can say that Nurata is the most exotic city of Uzbekistan. And this fact is not connected with the variety of ancient monuments and historic sites. There are many times more of them in other cities of Uzbekistan, but there all this medieval beauty is closely interwoven with the infrastructure of a modern city. Nevertheless, who could ever thought that there are places …

Cities of Uzbekistan - Karakalpakstan. History and modernity

Karakalpakstan. History and modernity

The Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan, a member of the Independent Republic of Uzbekistan, is situated on the north-west of the country and owns an area of 165 thousand square kilometers. That is considered to be 40% of the entire state area. In the north and east it borders with the Republic of Kazakhstan, and in the south the Republic of Turkmenistan is its neighbor. Population is about 1.5 million …

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