Uzbekistan Country Profile

Capital: Tashkent

Currency: Uzbekistan Som (UZS)

Travel Advice: Uzbekistan Travel Advice

Visas: Uzbekistan Visa Information

Vaccinations: Uzbekistan Vaccination Information

Uzbekistan is a landlocked country located in Central Asia. The country had been under the rule of the Soviet until 1991 hence most of the architecture belongs to the Soviet rule.

The country recorded a population of 32.96 million in 2018. It covers an area of 448,978 km2.

The capital and largest city is Tashkent, which has maintained the architectural buildings built during the Soviet era.

Another city, Bukhara City was a major stop of the Silk Road trade route. It is a primitive centre of Islamic theology and culture. The most important landmark in the city is the Kalyan minaret of Po-i-Kalyan mosque.

Another major city along the Silk Road is Samarkand, where Timurid Renaissance began.

Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

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