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Maps of Uzbekistan

Physical Map of Uzbekistan with state boundaries, relief, major rivers, lakes, highland areas, highest peak, important cities, and more.

Uzbekistan occupies an area of 447,000 sq. km in Central Asia. It is only one of the two countries in the world that is doubly-landlocked. The other one is Liechtenstein. 

As can be observed on the physical map above, the topography of Uzbekistan is about 80% sandy, scrubby desert, including the massive Kyzyl Kum. 

The mountains of the southeast and northeast are foothills and lower mountains of the Tian Shan Range, an extension of the Himalayas. As marked on the map by a yellow upright triangle, the highest point in the country, the 4,301 m tall Adelunga Toghi is located to the extreme northeast of the country.

The Fergana Valley, between the northeast and southeast mountain ranges, is reportedly home to the most desirable agricultural land and climate in all of western Asia. 

In the far west, Uzbekistan is dominated by vast lowlands, the Amu Darya River valley, the Ustyurt Plateau, and the southern half of the Aral Sea. 

The Aral Sea, located in both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, is disappearing. Mismanagement of this valuable sea by the overuse of its tributary rivers is now recognized as one of the world's worst environmental disasters. 

Some of the country's major rivers and lakes have been marked on the map. The most significant rivers of Uzbekistan include the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya; major lakes include Lake Ayddrkul and Lake Sarykamish. 

The lowest point of the country is at -12 m below sea level in Lake Sarykamish.

Regions of Uzbekistan Map

Political Map of Uzbekistan displaying the 12 administrative regions, 1 autonomous republic, and 1 independent city.

Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan) is divided into 12 administrative regions, 1 autonomous republic, and 1 independent city. In alphabetical order, these regions are: Andijan, Buxoro, Fergana, Jizzax, Namangan, Navoiy, Qashqadaryo, Samarkand, Sirdaryo, Surxondaryo, Tashkent, and Xorazm; along with the autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan and the independent city of Tashkent. These regions and the Republic are further subdivided into districts and cities. The districts in turn form smaller subdivisions – cities, urban-type settlements, and citizen assemblies of villages. 

With an area of 161,358 sq. km, Karakalpakstan is the largest subdivision of the country by area and Samarkand Region is the most populous one.

Tashkent located in the north-eastern part is the national capital.

Where is Uzbekistan?

Map showing location of Uzbekistan in the world. arctic ocean pacific ocean indian ocean australia oceania tropic of capricorn tropic of cancer arctic circle equator africa europe black sea caspian aral sea red sea gulf of aden bay of bengal arabian sea middle east mediterranean sea asia

Uzbekistan is a landlocked Central Asian country located in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. It is bordered by 5 Asian nations; Kazakhstan borders it to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the north-east and Tajikistan to the south-east. Uzbekistan is also bounded by Afghanistan and Turkmenistan to the south and south-west respectively.

Uzbekistan Bordering Countries: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.

Regional Maps: Map of Asia

Outline Map of Uzbekistan

Blank Outline Map of Uzbekistan

The above blank outline map represents Uzbekistan. It is a landlocked country in Central Asia. The map can be downloaded, printed, and used for educational purpose or coloring.

Outline Map of Uzbekistan

The above outline map represents the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan. It is a landlocked country.

Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of Uzbekistan
Capital City Tashkent (Toshkent)
41 19 N, 69 15 E
Independence 1 September 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

Geography

Total Area 447,400.00 km2
Land Area 425,400.00 km2
Water Area 22,000.00 km2
Total Border 6,893.0 km
Coastline 0.0 km
Bordering Countries Afghanistan 144 km, Kazakhstan 2330 km, Kyrgyzstan 1314 km, Tajikistan 1312 km, Turkmenistan 1793 km
Climate Mostly mid-latitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid grassland in east
Coordinates 41 00 N, 64 00 E
Mean Elevation 0 m
Lowest Elevation -12 m
Sariqamish Kuli
Highest Elevation 4,301 m
Adelunga Toghi

Demographics

Population 33,580,650
Major Cities
  1. Tashkent (2,517,381)
  2. Samarkand (578,762)
  3. Namangan (528,763)
  4. Andizhan (442,863)
  5. Nukus (338,175)
Ethnic Groups Uzbek 83.8%, Tajik 4.8%, Kazakh 2.5%, Russian 2.3%, Karakalpak 2.2%, Tatar 1.5%, other 4.4% (2017 est.)
Languages Uzbek (official) 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%
Religions Muslim 88% (mostly Sunni), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%

Economy

Currency Uzbekistani soum (UZS)
GDP $57.92 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,724.84
Exports Energy products, cotton, gold, mineral fertilizers, ferrous and nonferrous metals, textiles, foodstuffs, machinery, automobiles

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