The Republic of Uzbekistan is situated in the central part of Central Asia between two rivers: Amu Darya and Syr Darya. There are Turan Lowland in the northwest, and Tien-Shan and Pamir-Alay mountain ridges in the southeast of the territory. Kyzyl Kum Desert is in the North. Uzbekistan borders Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tadjikistan, and Afghanistan in the South.
Area: total 448.900 km2: land: 425.400 km2, water: 22,000 km2.
Land boundaries: total: 6.221 km, border countries: Afghanistan 137 km, Kazakhstan 2.203 km, Kyrgyzstan 1.099 km, Tajikistan 1.161 km, Turkmenistan 1.621 km
Population: more than 31,5 million people
Language: Uzbekistan is multination country. Uzbek is the state language; Russian is the language of international communication.
Administrative and Territorial Structure: Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakistan, 12 regions, 226 cities and districts.
Currency: All payments must be done in sum, the national currency of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Currency exchange offices are available in every city of Uzbekistan.
National Symbols: Flag of Uzbekistan, Emblem of Uzbekistan.
Climate: The climate of Uzbekistan is extremely continental with a great number of sunny days. Average monthly temperature in January is from 10 to +3oC. Summer is hot and dry. Average monthly temperature in July is from +35 to +45oC. Autumn is warm enough and is the season when delicious fruits and vegetables are in abundance in numerous bazaars (markets). Average annual temperature is 13oC.
Nowadays travel to Uzbekistan is one of the most popular ways to widen you horizons, see gorgeous ancient cities and become closer to the mysterious and exciting East and its marvelous culture. Why? It’s all very simple! First, tourism in Uzbekistan is affordable. Second, it’s safe. And third, Uzbekistan tourism includes so much activities and possibilities such as special sightseeing tours, cultural tourism and also adventure tourism and ecotourism. Placed right in the middle of the famous Great Silk Road, Uzbekistan welcomes everyone to visit Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara. It’s not a surprise that these places cradle ancient spirit: they used to be main cultural centers of Central Asia and they soaked the influence of many different cultures during the invasions of Aleksandr The Great and Genghis Khan. These cities are as ancient as Rome. You can still find there old palaces, mausoleums and minarets which became only more beautiful and grand as the millenniums go by. Old buildings of ancient cities of Uzbekistan created by the best past day’s architects will amaze you with all their glory and greatness. Places filled with historical atmosphere are still comfortable for the tourists: there are many modern hotels and guest houses, new restaurants and cafes. Everything is made according to international standards and with great love.