Do you know that Uzbekistan… ?

  • 55th largest country in size and 39th largest for its population in the world;
  • 2nd largest karakul leather producer in the world;
  • 3rd largest silk producer in the world;
  • 5th largest cotton producer (after China, the USA, India and Pakistan) and 3rd largest exporter of cotton in the world (after the USA  and India);
  • 4th for the gold reserves in the world ( after South Africa, the USA and Russia);
  • 7th for the uranium reserves in the world;
  • 14th for the natural gas reserves in the world;
  • According to the population, Uzbekistan is the 3rd largest in the CIS countries after Russia and Ukraine - more than 33 million people.
  • Uzbeks are the 3rd largest Turkic-speaking people in the world after the Turks and Azeris (Azerbaijanis living in Azerbaijan and Iran).
  • Uzbekistan - the only country in the world, the names of all the neighboring countries that end in "stan". And it is the only country in Central Asia, bordering with all countries in this region.
  • Uzbekistan, along with Liechtenstein are the only double landlocked countries in the world, even the neighbors who do not have access to the ocean.
  • Uzbekistan more than 2/3 consists of plains (Turan lowland, Fergana valley, the valley of the Amu Darya, Syr Darya, Zarafshan and their tributaries) and 1/3 - from the mountains and foothills (spurs of the Tian Shan, Hissar-Alai).
  • Highest point: Hissar Range (4643 m above sea level) and Lowest point: Depression Mingbulak (-12.8 m below sea level)
  • Oldest cities of Uzbekistan are more than 2750 years old and one is the most famous - Samarkand, along with Rome, one of the oldest cities in the world.
  • Every Muslim in the world may not be aware of Uzbekistan but had heard and read a Hadith of Imam Al-Bukhari - the great theologian of the East, who originated in this country, who collected and recorded about 600 thousand hadith - traditions, based on the cases of life or some saying of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Tashkent TV Tower, is the tallest in Central Asia, was built in 1985 and its height is 375 meters. This is the 11th World Tower height (data 2010), and TV Tower is the second tallest structure in Central Asia, after the world's highest chimney of Ekibastuz GRES-2 (Kazakhstan).
  • For the first time in the history of images of moving objects at a distance on the radio it was passed July 26, 1928 in Tashkent inventors by Grabowski and JF Belyanskiy that can be considered as the date of birth of modern television.
  • Uzbekistan has the first metro in Central Asia, built in 1977. Each station (totally 29 stations) is a work of art, all in stucco, marble and gilding. The second metro in Central Asia was put into operation in Alma-Ata (Kazakhstan), on December 1, 2011.
  • Uzbekistan is the only country where more than 90% of the cars running in the streets are locally manufactured “Chevrolet” model carsJ and more than half of them are of white colourJ.
  • Tashkent is the only metropolis in the world, where almost the entire urban transport consists of Mercedes busesJ.
  • Tashkent - one of the few cities in the world, where, due to the low gas content, at night you can see the starry sky.
  • Uzbekistan melons and watermelons are the most delicious in the world, in consequence of the unique combination of dry soil, irrigation scarce and high number of sunny days per year; but in general, all fruits, vegetables and berries are ground, growing in Uzbekistan have a very high content of natural sugars. Also try the grapes, peaches, cucumber and tomatoes, etc to feel the real nature… .

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