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Fast facts about Uzbekistan

Country name: Republic of Uzbekistan
Location: Landlocked in the heart of central Asia
Neighbouring countries: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan
Area: 447,400 sq km
Climate: Extreme continental
Population: 30 mln
Structure: Sovereign Republic of Karakalpakistan, 12 provinces, 226 cities and districts.
Major religions: Muslim (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox
Major languages: Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
Capital: Tashkent (Toshkent)
Other main towns: Andijan, Bukhara, Nukus, Samarkand
Currency: Uzbekistani sum (UZS)
Time: GMT + 05:00
Electric power: 220 V AC, 50 amp; Standard two-pin plug socket
Major exports: Cotton, jute, minerals (notably copper, lead, zinc, tung, uranium and gold), chemicals, fertiliser, leather and natural gas
Domain zone: .uz
Country Code: + 998
Famous for: plov, tasty pomegranates, melons and grapes
Phrases: asalam aleykum (hello); rakhmat (thank you)


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