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CapitalTashkent (Toshkent)
Governmentrepublic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch
CurrencyUzbekistani sum (UZS)
Areatotal: 447,400 sq km
water: 22,000 sq km
land: 425,400 sq km
Population25,563,441 (July 2002 est.)
LanguageUzbek 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%
ReligionMuslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%

Uzkbekistan has borders with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. It is doubly landlocked, but includes the southern shoreline of the Aral Sea.


  • Tashkent (capital)
  • Tashkent airport is reasonably modern and has various international carriers operating as well as the national Uzbekistan Airways.