Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Capital of Uzbekistan since 1991 and one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Today the most beautiful city in the Central Asia and it's premier metropolis.

The city is located in an oasis near the Chirchiq River in a cotton- and fruit-growing region, at an altitude of 480 m above sea level.

This modern city was the fourth largest in the Sovjet Union after Moscow, St. Peterburg and Kiev. Population (1991 estimate) 2,120,000.

Tashkent is a major industrial and transportation center. It has industries producing machinery, cotton and silk textiles, chemicals, tobacco products, and furniture.

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The first mention of Toshkent dates from the 7th century AD, although it was probably founded by the 1st century BC.

The city was conquered by the Arabs in the 8th century.

Since the end of the 10th century till now people call this city as Tashkent (Uzbek for STONE is tash and Uzbek for CITY is kent).

Genghis Khan conquered the city in the early 13th century, Timur Lane in the 14th century.

Tashkent was annexed by Russia in 1865, and a new Russian city was built around the older town. Tashkent became the capital of independent Uzbekistan in 1991.

In 1966 Tashkent suffered heavy damage from an earthquake.

Major cities near Tashkent:

Northwest
Moscow
1.737 miles

West-southwest
Tehran
1.033 miles

Bishkek East-northeast
Almaty
416 miles
in 15 hours

Novosibirsk
2.630 km

 

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