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Uzbekistan Facts

  • Name: Uzbekistan
    (long form) Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Capital City: Tashkent (2,200,000 pop.)
  • Uzbekistan Population: 28,661,637 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Uzbekistani Soum (UZS)
    (conversion rates)

    Uzbekistani Soum
    25 som
  • Ethnicity: Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%
  • GDP total: $104.7 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $3,500 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Uzbek (official) 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Tashkent, Namangan, Samarkand, Andizhan, Bukhara, Nukus, Qarsi
  • Name: Uzbek is considered to come from two Turkish words: vz, which means "genuine," and bek, which means "genuine man."
  • National Day: September 1
  • Religion: Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%
  • Symbols

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