Uzbekistan Overview Nations // Eurasian Republics



OVERVIEW The Republic of Uzbekistan is bordered to the north and to the west by Kazakhstan, to the northeast by Kyrgyzstan, to the east by Tajikistan and to the south by Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Uzbekistan does not have access to the open seas. Its only shoreline (420 km, 261 mi) lies on the Aral Sea. About three-fifths of Uzbekistan is covered with desert and steppes, with much of the population located in the Fergana Valley, Tashkent (the capital city) and Samarkand. Since...

 

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