Last updated on March 21st, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in Asia. The official name of Uzbekistan is the Republic of Uzbekistan. It shares borders with 5 countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. The people of Uzbekistan are called Uzbekistanis. The regional location of the country is in Central Asia, north of Turkmenistan, and south of Kazakhstan.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Uzbekistan has also been influenced. The etymology of Uzbekistan can be defined as; “Home of the Free” from an amalgamation of uz (Turkic: “self”), bek (Turkic: “master”, “bey in modern Turkish”), and -stan (Persian: “land of”).
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Uzbekistan include Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russians, Kazakhs, and Karakalpaks.
Uzbekistan Airways is the national airline of Uzbekistan. The national colors of the country are blue, white, red, and green. The emoji flag of the country is 🇺🇿, and the ISO code is UZB.
Uzbekistan is known for Bukhara, which is 2,000 years old and is located on the Silk Route. The country is also famous for a 1500-year-old district-level city called Khiva, and Samarkand. The national dish of Uzbekistan is Plov. Tea, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instrument of Uzbekistan is Karnay.
The country has the time zone UTC+5 (UZT) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Uzbekistan is divided into 12 regions. The capital of the country is Tashkent, which is also the largest city in Uzbekistan.
The literacy rate in Uzbekistan is 99%.
The country’s total area is 448,978 km² (173,351 sq mi), and the total population is 33,469,203 . The country’s average elevation is 450 m (1,476 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along the course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; shrinking Aral Sea in the west. The country’s usual climate is mostly midlatitude desert, with long, hot summers, and mild winters; semiarid grassland in the east.
The Uzbekistani soʻm serves as the national unit of currency, and the Central Bank of Uzbekistan is recognized as the country’s central bank. The domain for Uzbekistan is .uz and the country code is +998. Khumo (mythical bird) is the country’s coat of arms.
Museums are known to educate and connect visitors with the nation’s history, culture, civilization, art, and architecture. The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan serves the same purpose and is considered one of the most significant tourist attractions. The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan is home to a large collection of artifacts. It has been designated as the national museum of the country.
The national dress of Uzbekistan is the Lozim and kuylak, and 1 September is designated as National Day. In Uzbekistan, the majority of the population practices Islam, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism as their religion.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Uzbekistan has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Uzbekistan’s national bird is the Fish eagle, while its national animal is the Turkestan sand cat. The national flower is Cotton, whereas Pomegranate is the country’s national fruit, and the highest peak is Khazret Sultan.
Mythical creatures can be found in the literature and mythologies of many different nations. They represent imaginative representations of various creatures, humans, or hybrids. They are known for their specific features, supernatural abilities, and distinctive appearance. The mythical creature of Uzbekistan is Simurgh.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Uzbekistan and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
Poetry is a highly valued form of art, and many poets are considered significant national symbols of the country. The national poets of Uzbekistan are Abdulla Oripov, Erkin Vohidov, Gʻafur Gʻulom, and Mirtemir.
Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov is the founder of Uzbekistan. The country’s national anthem was written by Abdulla Aripov, and composed by Mutal Burhanov.
Mausoleums are buildings dedicated to holding someone’s remains. It serves as a reminder of the nation’s revolutionary fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country. Mausoleums are one of the most significant historical landmarks. The national mausoleum of Uzbekistan is Gur-e Amir. The country’s national hero is Islam Karimov.
Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. Shah-i-Zinda is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.
Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Uzbekistan is a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Turkic Council, and United Nations (UN). Uzbekistan collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
The tourism slogan of the country is “Naturally Irresistible!” whereas, “The Strength is in The Justice” is the official motto of the country.
Abdulla Aripov is the current Prime minister of Uzbekistan, and Shavkat Mirziyoyev is the President.
Uzbekistan has declared Uzbek as the country’s official language.
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|Former name(s)||Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Official name(s)||Republic of Uzbekistan|
|Alternative name(s)||Republic of Uzbekistan (official, English)|
|Regional location||Central Asia, north of Turkmenistan, and south of Kazakhstan|
|Country name etymology||"Home of the Free" from an amalgamation of uz (Turkic: "self"), bek (Turkic: "master", "bey in modern Turkish"), and -stan (Persian: "land of")|
|Climate||Mostly midlatitude desert, with long, hot summers, the mild winters; semiarid grassland in the east|
|Terrain||Mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along the course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; shrinking Aral Sea in the west|
|National Day||1 Sep 1991|
|Religion||Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and others|
|Ethnicity||Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russians, Kazakhs, and Karakalpaks|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||448,978 km² (173,351 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||450 m (1,476 ft)|
|Coastline||0 km (landlocked)|
|Mains electricity||220 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Uzbekistan is Turkestan sand cat
The National flower of Uzbekistan is Cotton. Botanical name is Gossypium.
The National bird of Uzbekistan is Fish eagle
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