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Where is Uzbekistan?

map showing the location of Uzbekistan

Located in the continent of Asia, Uzbekistan covers 425,400 square kilometers of land and 22,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 57th largest nation in the world with a total area of 447,400 square kilometers.

Uzbekistan became an independent state in 1991, after gaining its sovereignty from Russia. The population of Uzbekistan is 28,394,180 (2012) and the nation has a density of 67 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Uzbekistan is the Uzbekistan Sum (UZS). As well, the people of Uzbekistan are refered to as Uzbekistani.

The dialing code for the country is 998 and the top level internet domain for Uzbekistani sites is .uz.

Uzbekistan shares land borders with 5 countries: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Uzbekistan section.

Quick facts

Population 28,394,180
Density 66.7 / km2 ( 172.9 / mi2 )
Language Uzbek
Independence Year 1991
Capital Tashkent (Toshkent Shahri)
Currency Uzbekistan Sum
GDP 62,643,953,022 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,206 (2014 data)
Land Area 425,400 km2 (164,248 mi2)
Water Area 22,000 km2 (8,494 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Minimum Longitude 56.000
Maximum Longitude 73.130
Mininum Latitude 37.180
Maximum Latitude 45.610

What is the capital of Uzbekistan?

map showing the location of Uzbekistan
Location of Tashkent on a map.

Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan. It has a population of 1,978,028, and is located on a latitue of 41.26 and longitude of 69.22.

Tashkent is also the political center of Uzbekistan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Tashkent, the Capital Of Uzbekistan

City Tashkent
Country Uzbekistan
Population 1,978,028
Longitude 69.21627000
Latitude 41.26465000
Elevation 424 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Uzbekistan

Rank City Population
#1Tashkent1,978,028
#2Namangan432,456
#3Samarqand319,366
#4Andijon318,419
#5Bukhara247,644
#6Nukus230,006
#7Qarshi222,898
#8Qo`qon187,477
#9Chirchiq167,842
#10Fergana164,322
#11Jizzax152,642
#12Urganch150,110
#13Tirmiz140,385
#14Marg`ilon133,490
#15Navoiy129,725
#16Angren126,957
#17Navoiy Shahri125,800
#18Olmaliq121,207
#19Bekobod86,259
#20Denov68,994

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.