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About Uzbekistan in detail
Where is Uzbekistan?
Uzbekistan, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 41 19 N 69 15 E otherwise in Asia, in Central Asia, north of Turkmenistan, south of Kazakhstan.
What is the capital city of Uzbekistan?
The capital city of Uzbekistan is: Tashkent.
What is the time in Tashkent?
It is 10 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Tashkent is: UTC+5.
What is the Internet code for Uzbekistan?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Uzbekistan is: .uz
What is the size of Uzbekistan?
The territory of Uzbekistan is total: 447,400 sq km; land: 425,400 sq km, water: 22,000 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Uzbekistan is about four times the size of Virginia; slightly larger than California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Uzbekistan, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 6,893 km.
What is the water coverage of Uzbekistan?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Uzbekistan is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (doubly landlocked); note – Uzbekistan includes the southern portion of the Aral Sea with a 420 km shoreline coastline.
What is the climate like in Uzbekistan?
The climate of Uzbekistan is mostly mid-latitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters: semiarid grassland in east.
Geographical data of Uzbekistan
The elevation of Uzbekistan; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Sariqamish Kuli -12 m, highest point: Adelunga Toghi 4,301 m.
The typical geographical details of Uzbekistan include mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; shrinking Aral Sea in west.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Uzbekistan is along with Liechtenstein, one of the only two doubly landlocked countries in the world.
Resources and land use of Uzbekistan
The country’s main mined products are natural gas, petroleum, coal, gold, uranium, silver, copper, lead and zinc, tungsten, molybdenum. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 62.6%; arable land 10.1%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 51.7%; forest: 7.7%; other: 29.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Uzbekistan
The number of inhabitants of Uzbekistan is 29,473,614 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that most of the population is concentrated in the fertile Fergana Valley in the easternmost arm of the country; the south has significant clusters of people, while the central and western deserts are sparsely populated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 36.4% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Uzbekistan is concentrated in TASHKENT (capital) 2.251 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Uzbekistan
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, other 2.5% (1996 estimate).
Spoken languages in Uzbekistan
The spoken languages in Uzbekistan are the following: Uzbek (official language) 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%. Note: in the Karakalpakstan Republic, both the Karakalpak language and Uzbek have official language status.
What are the most important religions in Uzbekistan?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 88% (mostly Sunni), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%.
Further population data of Uzbekistan
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 24.22% (male 3,658,960 / female 3,480,659) 15-24 years: 19.22% (male 2,874,982 / female 2,790,128) 25-54 years: 43.95% (male 6,444,288 / female 6,510,741) 55-64 years: 7.54% (male 1,049,876 / female 1,171,369) 65 years and over: 5.06% (male 637,408 / female 855,203) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Uzbekistan is 0.93% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Uzbekistan the birth rate is 16.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.3 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Uzbekistan, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Uzbekistan, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Uzbekistan are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5.8% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Uzbekistan
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Uzbekistan is a landlocked country with more than 60% of the population living in densely populated rural communities. Since its independence in September 1991, the government maintained its Soviet-style command economy with subsidies and tight controls oWhile aware of the need to improve the investment climate, the government continues to intervene in the business sector and has not addressed the impediments to foreign investment in the country. In the past, Uzbekistani authorities have accused US and otIn 2003, the government accepted Article VIII obligations under the IMF, providing for full currency convertibility. However, strict currency controls and tightening of borders have lessened the effects of convertibility and have also led to some shortage.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Uzbekistan is $66.8 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Uzbekistan is 6% (2016 estimate) 8% (2015 estimate) 8.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Uzbekistan this is $6,500 (2016 estimate) $6,200 (2015 estimate) $5,800 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Uzbekistan produces?
The main agricultural products of Uzbekistan are cotton, vegetables, fruits, grain; livestock.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are textiles, food processing, machine building, metallurgy, mining, hydrocarbon extraction, chemicals. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on textiles, food processing, machine building, metallurgy, mining, hydrocarbon extraction, chemicals.
Drinking water source in Uzbekistan
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.5% of the population, rural: 80.9% of the population, total: 87.3% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 1.5% of the population, rural: 19.1% of the population, total: 12.7% of the population (2012 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Uzbekistan
In Uzbekistan, the average number of delivery is 1.78 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Uzbekistan
The average age of the population is total: 28.1 years; male: 27.6 years, female: 28.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Uzbekistan it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Uzbekistan is -2.3 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Uzbekistan. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Uzbekistan a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Uzbekistan
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Uzbekistan density of the hospital beds is 4.4 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Uzbekistan the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Uzbekistan the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Uzbekistan is 14.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Uzbekistan? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Uzbekistan are N/A.
More interesting facts about Uzbekistan
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; Russia conquered the territory of present-day Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after the Bolshevik Revolution was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic established in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of “white gold” (cotton) and grain led to overuse of agrochemicals and the depletion of water supplies, which have left the land degraded and the Aral Sea and certain rivers half dry. Independent since 1991 upon the dissolution of the USSR, the country has gradually lessened its dependence on the cotton monoculture by diversifying agricultural production while developing its mineral and petroleum export capacity and increasing its manufacturing base. Uzbekistan’s first president, Islom KARIMOV, led Uzbekistan for 25 years until his death in August 2016. The political transition to his successor, then-Prime Minister Shavkat MIRZIYOYEV was peaceful, but sidelined the constitutional process where the chairman of the Senate would have served as the acting president. MIRZIYOYEV, who won the presidential election in December 2016, has sought to improve relations with Uzbekistan’s neighbors and proposed wide-ranging economic and judicial reforms.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Uzbekistan: 1 September 1991 (from the Soviet Union).
The flag and other symbols of Uzbekistan
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), white, and green separated by red fimbriations with a white crescent moon (closed side to the hoist) and 12 white stars shifted to the hoist on the top band; blue is the color of the Turkic peoples and of the sky, white signifies peace and the striving for purity in thoughts and deeds, while green represents nature and is the color of Islam; the red stripes are the vital force of all living organisms that links good and pure ideas with the eternal sky and with deeds on earth; the crescent represents Islam and the 12 stars the months and constellations of the Uzbek calendar.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Uzbekistan: khumo (mythical bird); national colors: blue, white, red, green.
Constitution of Uzbekistan
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Uzbekistan?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Uzbekistan is a civil law system.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Uzbekistan, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Supreme Assembly or Oliy Majlis consists of the Senate (100 seats; 84 members indirectly elected by regional governing councils and 16 appointed by the president; members serve 5-year terms) and the Legislative Chamber or Qonunchilik Palatasi (150 seats; 135 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by absolute majority vote with a second round if needed and 15 indirectly elected by the Ecological Movement of Uzbekistan; members serve 5-year terms). Note: all parties in the Supreme Assembly support President Shavkat MIRZIYOYEVelections: last held on 21 December 2014 and 4 January 2015 (next to be held in December 2019)election results: Senate – percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – NA; Legislative Chamber – percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – LDPU 52, National Rebirth Party 36, NDP 27, Adolat 20, Ecological Movement 15.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Uzbekistan
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Uzbekistan the labor force is 17.8 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Uzbekistan is total: 18.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 22.1 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 14.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Uzbekistan is 4.9% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Uzbekistan, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.8% highest 10%: 29.6% (2003).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Uzbekistan, the GINI index is .36,8 (2003).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Uzbekistan, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 2.8% highest 10%: 29.6% (2003).
About the budget and central governments debt of Uzbekistan
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Uzbekistan is; revenues: $21.09 billion, expenditures: $21.23 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 31.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Uzbekistan is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Uzbekistan
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 11.5% (2016 estimate), 10% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 12.44% (31 December 2013 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Uzbekistan is: $11.11 billion (2016 estimate), $11.35 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: energy products, cotton, gold, mineral fertilizers, ferrous and nonferrous metals, textiles, foodstuffs, machinery, automobiles.
The most important imported products are machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, ferrous and nonferrous metals, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 20.8%, Russia 20.8%, South Korea 12%, Kazakhstan 10.8%, Turkey 4.6%, Germany 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Uzbekistan
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Uzbekistan, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 13.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Uzbekistan, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Uzbekistan; digital exchanges in large cities and in rural areasdomestic: the state-owned telecommunications company, Uzbektelecom, owner of the fixed-line telecommunications system, has used loans from the Japanese government and the China Development Bank to upgrade fixed-line services including conversion to digital exchangeinternational: country code – 998; linked by fiber-optic cable or microwave radio relay with CIS member states and to other countries by leased connection via the Moscow international gateway switch; the country also has a link to the Trans-Asia-Europe (TAE) fiber-optic (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Uzbekistan
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Uzbekistan: 53 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Uzbekistan: total: 86,496 km, paved: 75,511 km, unpaved: 10,985 km (2000).
The total length of the waterways in Uzbekistan: 1,100 km (2012).
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Facts & data about Uzbekistan
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Uzbekistan, conventional short form: Uzbekistan, local long form: O’zbekiston Respublikasi, local short form: O’zbekiston, former: Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, etymology: a combination of the Turkic words “uz” (self) and “bek” (master) with the Persian suffix “-stan” (country) to give the meaning “Land of the free”.
|Abbrevation: Uzbekistan||Geographic coordinates:|
41 00 N, 64 00 E
|Country location: Asia|
|Capital of Uzbekistan: Tashkent||GPS of the Capital:|
41 19 N 69 15 E
|Position: Central Asia, north of Turkmenistan, south of Kazakhstan|
|Land area: total: 447,400 sq km; land: 425,400 sq km, water: 22,000 sq km||Terrain: mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; shrinking Aral Sea in west||Area comparative: about four times the size of Virginia; slightly larger than California|
|Population: 29,473,614 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.93% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.9 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.74 male(s) / female, total population: 0.99 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $11.11 billion (2016 estimate), $11.35 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $11.61 billion (2016 estimate), $11.81 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 20.8%, Russia 20.8%, South Korea 12%, Kazakhstan 10.8%, Turkey 4.6%, Germany 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 36.4% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): TASHKENT (capital) 2.251 million (2015)||Median age: total: 28.1 years; male: 27.6 years, female: 28.7 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 12.498 million. Percent of the population: 42.8% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 2,507,711. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 9 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 21.783 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 75 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 4.9% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Uzbekistaniadjective: Uzbekistani||National holidays: Independence Day, 1 September (1991)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.8 years. Male: 70.7 years, female: 77 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.78 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 16.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.6%; male: 99.7%, female: 99.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: textiles, food processing, machine building, metallurgy, mining, hydrocarbon extraction, chemicals||Industrial production growth rate: 4.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 6% (2016 estimate) 8% (2015 estimate) 8.1% (2014 estimate)|
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