is the capital of independent Uzbekistan. It is a big modern city, one of the
largest industrial, scientific and cultural centers in Central Asia and CIS.
city is located at the foothills of Tien Shan atan altitude of 480 m above sea
level in Chirchik river valley. It occupies 25,000 hectares (about 250 sq. km).
is the fourth largest city in CIS, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kiev.
is one of ancient cities of Uzbekistan. It witnessed the collapse of Kushan Empire,
creation of Eftalits Empire, bloom of Turkic Khanate, Arab invasion, Jenghiz Khan
Hordes, and Timur's (Tamerlane) power.
available information of archeological excavations and ancient books do not give
an opportunity yet to restore the city history completely. Tashkent is more than
2000 years old. During its centuries old history the city was called: Binkent,
Shosh, and Tashkent. At the crossroads of main caravan trade ways, it was, quite
often, an arena of civil wars to take it over. City residents put up resistance
The city was engaged in brisk trade with nomadic tribes of
Central Asia and neighboring countries, and also with India and the Eastern Europe.
Tamerlane's period Tashkent was a starting point for conquerors to the north in
White and Golden Hordes. Tashkent monuments are unique. Tashkent city sights in
combination with ancient architectural monuments of Samarkand, Bukhara & Khiva
give a whole thing in its best way. In Tashkent you could see the Original of