Total area: 447,400 km2
Population: 27,606,007 (2009 estimate)
Currency: Uzbekistan som
Official language: Uzbek
Government: Presidential Republic
Internet TLD: .uz
Calling code: +998
Uzbekistan is located right in the heart of Central Asia. Uzbekistan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest and north, Kyrgyzstan to the northwest, Tajikistan to the east and southeast, Turkmenistan to the southwest and Afghanistan to the south.
The country has a millenary history and now boasts a unique and harmonious mingle of Eastern and Western civilizations. Besides beautiful landscapes, the country has a great variety of cultures, with about 100 ethnic communities living in the country, making the country diverse and intriguing. Tourists are attracted by the historical, archaeological and architectural treasures of Uzbekistan. In 2005, 240,000 tourists from 117 different countries have traveled to this country and the tourism industry has registered revenues exceeding more than $ 30 million.
If you decide to visit Uzbekistan, here are the major attractions in the country: Samarkand – a town that represents the Silk Road through its monuments, rich history and colorful bazaars; Tashkent - the capital city, Bukhara - the most sacred city in Central Asia; Khiva, Moynaq.
The best time to travel to Uzbekistan is during spring (late May-June) and autumn (September-November). The mountain area is most enjoyable during summer (July-August). Wintertime should be avoided as the temperatures can get very low.
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