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The Republic of Uzbekistan one of the largest country in the region, which has a special geographical and geopolitical position in Central Asia with abundance of natural and human resources.
Uzbekistan consists of 12 provinces and the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Independence and sovereignty of the Republic of Uzbekistan was proclaimed in August 31, 1991.

Uzbekistan covering a territory of 447 400 sq.km. Most of the territory of Uzbekistan is occupied by plains (about four fifth of its territory). One of the main – plain is Turanianlowland. To the east and north-east of the country there are ranges of the Tien Shan and Pamir, here – the highest point of the country (4643 m). In the North central part of the territory of Uzbekistan is one of the largest deserts in the world – the Kyzyl Kum.

The population of Uzbekistan is more than 32 million people.

In terms of population Uzbekistan holds the third place among the CIS countries and 1st among the States of the Central Asia.

It is interesting to know that:
• Uzbekistan is one of the top five global producers of cotton;
• Gold reserves of Uzbekistan are ranked fourth in the world after South Africa, the USA and Russia;
• Natural gas production in Uzbekistan is one of the top ten producing countries of the world and ranks third in the CIS after Russia and Turkmenistan;
• The oldest cities of Uzbekistan are more than 2750 years old, and the most famous of them – Samarkand, along with Rome, one of the oldest cities in the world;
• Tashkent – one of the few cities in the world where you can see the starry night sky and it’s possible because of low gas content.