Interesting facts about Uzbekistan

Interesting facts about Uzbekistan

  • Gold reserves: Uzbekistan is ranked fourth in the world after South Africa, the USA and Russia. And t occupies second place among the CIS countries after Russia for gold production.
  • Uzbekistan is among the five leading producers of cotton in the world. The five countries: China, USA, India, Pakistan and Uzbekistan – together produce 65% of the total amount. Regarding the export of cotton fiber, Uzbekistan is ranked third after the USA and India. Over 75% of the cotton fiber produced is exported.
  • Uranium reserves: Uzbekistan is ranked seventh in the world after Australia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada, South Africa and Ukraine, and is in third place in the world for its exports after Kazakhstan and Australia.
  • With regard to reserves and production of copper and tungsten, Uzbekistan is among the top ten countries in the world.
  • Uzbekistan is among the top-ten gas-producing countries in the world and ranks third among the CIS countries after Russia and Turkmenistan. The gas industry of Uzbekistan is concentrated mainly in the areas of Gazli and Karshi. In 2010, new natural gas field was discovered in Uzbekistan near Kosbulak deflection and the North Ustyurt region (Western Aral), as well as the promising Ernaza Square in the Bukhara-Khiva oil and gas region.
  • With regard to the population, Uzbekistan is the third largest in the CIS after Russia and Ukraine – with a population of more than 32 million.
  • The Uzbeks are the third largest Turkic-speaking ethnicity in the world, after the Turks and the Azerbaijanis (Azerbaijanis living in Azerbaijan and Iran).
  • More than 2/3 of Uzbekistan consists of plains (Turan lowlands, Ferghana valley, the valley of the Amu Darya, Syr Darya, Zarafshan and their tributaries) and 1/3 represents the mountains and foothills (spurs of the Tian Shan, Hissar-Alai)
  • Highest point: Hissar Range (4643 m above sea level)
  • Lowest point: Mynbulak depth (-12.8 m below sea level)
  • Uzbekistan is the only country in the world in which the names of all the people end in “stan”. And it is the only country in Central Asia which borders on all the countries of the region.
  • Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein are the only two countries in the world where even their neighbors do not have access to the sea (double landlocked).
  • The oldest cities of Uzbekistan are more than 2750 years old. The most famous one is Samarkand which, along with Rome, is one of the oldest cities in the world.
  • Tashkent TV Tower is the tallest in Central Asia, built in 1985 with a height of 375 meters. This is the eleventh-tallest World Tower (data 2010), and the TV Tower is the second-tallest structure in Central Asia, after the world’s highest chimney of Ekibastuz GRES-2 (Kazakhstan).
  • In 1915, a powerful spark transceiver station was built and put into operation in Tashkent, the first in Central Asia.
  • On July 26, 1928, for the first time in history, images of moving objects at a distance were transmitted in Tashkent by radio thanks to inventors B. P. Grapovskiy and I. F. Belyanskiy. This can be considered as the date of birth of modern television.
  • Even in the late nineteenth century, there were Turan tigers in the vicinity of Tashkent in the many reeds along the rivers and channels of the Chirchik region.
  • One of the first five latitudinal stations in the world is situated in the Observatory of Kitab on the banks of the river Kashkadarya. In spring 2010, a Kitab team on ORI-40 started observing hazardous near-earth asteroids.
  • The only Central Asian Underground is in Uzbekistan, built in 1977.
  • Tashkent is the only metropolis in the world where almost the entire urban transport consists of Mercedes buses.
  • Mirzachul melon – the most delicious in the world, thanks to the unique combination of dry soil, sparse irrigation and a large number of sunny days per year; but in general, all fruits, vegetables and ground berries growing in Uzbekistan have a very high content of natural sugars.
  • Uzbek fruit is still natural and therefore smells so delicious!!! Slice a cucumber or ​​melon or watermelon, or tomatoes or peaches!! Each fruit can fill an entire room with its scent.
  • Tashkent – one of the few cities in the world where, due to the low amount of exhaust fumes, you can see the starry sky at night.

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