Uzbekistan has borders with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. It is doubly landlocked, but includes the southern shoreline of the Aral Sea.
Capital – Tashkent
Official languages – Uzbek
Total: – 447,400 km2
Water (%): 4.9
Population: – 29,559,100 (2012 estimate)
Currency: – Uzbekistan som (UZS)
Calling code: +998
Internet TLD: .uz
We are delighted to welcome you to Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan offers many exciting opportunities for people of all age brackets to explore and make their own discoveries. It is Uzbekistan's rich historical legacy, unspoiled dramatic natural landscapes, ancient monuments, its hospitable inhabitants of diverse ethnical origins and the process of change the country is going through, which make it an ideal destination for modern day discoverers. Ancient cities of Uzbekistan are located on the route of Great Silk Road. The Uzbek cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were major caravanserais along its route. The Great Silk Road has facilitated tolerance and an openness to cultural specificities, reflected in the lively mix of traditions that exist in Uzbekistan today. Modern Uzbekistan faces challenges of economic and political transition just like every other country in the world. Proud people, independent only since 1991, Uzbeks of all ages are trying to carve their own unique identity and way of life, both Asian and European, preserving the best of their traditions whilst engaging openly with the wider world, so we recommend that you don’t delay your journey for too long and visit – you are guaranteed a great welcome and an unforgettable experience!