447,400 sq km
Population: over 26,000,000 people (2009)
Density: 53.5 per sq km
Capital: Tashkent. Population: over
2,600,000 people (2009)
Climate: Climate is sharply continental
with great number of sunny days. The winter is cold and humid with average temperature
in January is from +5 to 0 degrees C. Summer is warm and dry. Average temperature
in July reaches +45 C. Autumn is mild enough and is known for its fresh delicious
fruits and price are cheap vegetables.
is situated in Central Asia between Amudarya and Syrdarya rivers. Landscape is
extremely diverse starting from lowland Turans in the northwest up to mountain
ranges of Tien Shan and Alay in southeast. Sandy deserts of Kyzylkum are located
in southwest part of the republic. The territory of Uzbekistan makes up 447, 400
sq. km, equal to that of Sweden. Uzbekistan shares its borders with Kazakhstan
in north and west, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in east, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan
in south. A smaller part of Aral Sea coasts lie on its territory as well.
Republic. Declared the independence in 1991. Head of State: President Islam Karimov
since 1991. Head of Government: Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev since December,
2003. 'Olii Majlis' is Legislative Body of Uzbekistan.
Official language is Uzbek (a Turkic group of languages, like Kazakh and Kyrgyz).
There is a small Russian-speaking and Tadjik-speaking minority. People involved
in tourism speak English. The Government of Uzbekistan started to change Cyrillic
script to Latin since 1991.
Religion: Muslim, Sunni, Russian Orthodox
and Jewish minorities.
Time: GMT + 5.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round 2-pin continental plugs are standard.
Our communication services are as follows: analog and digital phone communication,
international long distance, cellular phone services, paging service, internet,
international express carrier service, worldwide cargo service and etc.
Country code: 998. Tashkent city code is 71. International calls from Uzbekistan can be made by dialing as follows:
8 - 10 - (state code) - (area code) - (local number).
GSM 900/1800 MHZ, CDMA. The main operators include MTS,
Beeline, Ucell, Uzmobile, Perfectum Mobile.
There are many ISP companies offering internet services. There is a number of
internet cafes in cities of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Services are available from post offices. At post offices they are pleased to
render you telegram & other services.
Post: If you would like
to send a letter from Uzbekistan to Europe or USA that could take the addressee
from 3 to 10 days to receive the letter, even sometimes a month or two could pass
before addressee gets letter. Post offices (their working hours are from 09.00
a.m. till 06.00 p.m. everyday except Saturdays & Sundays and other holidays.)
are pleased to render their services (prices are reasonable) and more likely it
is the best way to send letters, postcards etc., however every hotel is ready
to render some of the above services too. DHL, TNT, ITS, etc. are pleased to render
their services too. If you would like to send a letter independently, please buy
envelope & stamps then put on country name, postcode, city name, street, number
of house and name of sender.
Currency: Uzbek soum. Payment at Post Offices
etc. have to be done in the Uzbek Soums. You should exchange foreign currency
at Exchange Bureaus (there is good enough number of Exchange Bureaus in Uzbekistan
at Hotels, bazaars etc.).