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Tashkent 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.

The 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).

Tashkent is the fourth largest city in CIS, after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kiev.

Tashkent 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.

Unfortunately, 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 to conquerors.

The city was engaged in brisk trade with nomadic tribes of Central Asia and neighboring countries, and also with India and the Eastern Europe.

During 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 Koran.

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