Full name of the country: Republic of Uzbekistan
Area: 44 897 square kilometers
Population: nearly 27 555 400 (for January1, 2009), 37% - urban, 63% - rural
Nations: 80% Uzbeks, 5% Tajiks, 3,5% Russians, 3,1% Kazakhs, 2,2% Karakalpaks, 2,1% other nationalities - 1,0% Tatars, 0,9% Kirghizs, 0,6% Turkmens, 0,6% Koreans, 0,1% Jews.
Languages: Uzbek, Russian
Branches of national economy: textile, food industry, machinery construction, metallurgy, natural gas production, cotton-growing, vegetable growing, seed production, fruits, animal husbandry.
Main partners: Russia, Ukraine, Europe, CIS countries, Czechoslovakia, South Korea, China.
Time zone: GMT + 5:00 Tashkent
Voltage: 220V, 50Hz
System of measures and weights: metric
Uzbekistan is an ancient centre of culture, situated between the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya rivers, and, from historical point of view, the most exciting republic in Central Asia. The most ancient cities in the world are located here, several main centers of the Great Silk Road, and the most amazing architectural treasures of the region. Uzbekistan is located in the very heart of Central Asia and borders upon other states of this region.