General information about Uzbekistan
Fairy UZBEKISTAN – World Fascinating Destination!
Uzbekistan is a country where modern life and the past exist next to each other; it a country of blue domes, oriental bazaars, high portals with Arabic inscriptions, sky stretching minarets, its villages are out of time influence while its cities are ultra-developed…
Only here, under the hot Asian sun, the most delicious fruits and vegetables in the world ripen and are filled with juice.
However, if you really enjoy yourself, then try all the richness of the national Uzbek cuisine, which has become famous far beyond the borders of your country. This is amber pilaf, and manty melting in your mouth, and crispy samsa (samosa), and cakes exuding a wonderful aroma. This is where the real paradise for gourmets is!
And this is not all that this amazing country conceals in itself – a real oriental fairy tale, living according to the laws of modern time.
Throughout historical location in the middle of the Great Silk Road flavored Uzbekistan with an abundance of culture, religion, traditions, history and historical monuments… Thus, even the hospitality is in Uzbek people’s DNA!
Tourism is one of highlights of Uzbekistan. The country is famous for its legendary cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Gijduvan, Shakhrisabz, Rishtan, Tashkent, Nurata, Nukus, Margilan and others.
Uzbekistan is a land of delicate handicrafts: blacksmith, plaster carving, wood carving, miniature, calligraphy, ceramics, copper engraving, carpet weaving, suzani sewing, silk weaving, embroidery, jewelry works, patchwork and etc.
A visit to Uzbekistan is a unique chance to plunge into the ancient history of these places, this large section of the Great Silk Road, to walk the roads of the great conquests of the Persians, Greeks, Mongols… different historical eras and dynasties. A tour to Uzbekistan is a lifetime experience for a traveler.
Brief information about Uzbekistan
- Formal name: The Republic of Uzbekistan
- Territory: 447,400 square kilometers (172,700 sq/mi)
- Population: more than 33 million people (as of January 1, 2020)
- Capital: Tashkent
- Language: Uzbek (state language), Russian (2nd unofficial language)
- Religion: Islam – 88%, Christianity – 9%, other religions – 3%
- Electricity: 220V AC, 50 A; standard double plug socket.
- Time zone: + 5 hours
- Internet zone: .uz
- International dialing code: +998
- National currency: Uzbek Sum (soum)
Official holidays in Uzbekistan:
- the 1st of January – New Year;
- the 14th of January – Defenders Day;
- the 8th of March – International Women’s Day;
- the 21st of March – Navruz (oriental New Year);
- the 9th of May – Remembrance Day;
- the 1st of September – Independence Day;
- the 1st of October – Teacher’s Day;
- the 8th of December – Constitution Day;
- with variable date – “Ramadan Hayit” – “Eid al-Fitr” (religious holiday);
- 70 days after Ramadan – “Qurbon Hayit” – “Eid al-Adha” (religious holiday).
Climate of Uzbekistan
The climate of Uzbekistan is sharp continental. Average January temperatures range from +4°C in the south to −10°C in the north, in July from +27°C in the north to +37°C in the south. The lowest temperature may fall till -40°C while the summer temperatures sometimes surpass +40°C. For more detailed information, please visit our page about the climate of Uzbekistan.