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Tashkent is the capital of sovereign Uzbekistan. At present, Tashkent is one of the most important business centers of Central Asia. Present-day Tashkent is one of the most attractive Oriental cities. The architecture of Tashkent is unique, and the hospitality and friendliness of Tashkent people is amazing. Tashkent is about 2200 years old. It has evolved from a small ancient settlement into one of the largest Asian cities.
Andijan is one of the oldest cities in the Fergana Valley. In some parts of the city archeologists have found items dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries. Historically, Andijan was an important city on the Silk Road. The city is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Babur who, following a series of setbacks, finally succeeded in laying the basis for the Mughal dynasty in the Indian Subcontinent and became the first Mughal emperor.
Bukhara is one of Central Asia’s oldest cities, full of stunning mosques and medrassahs, and a historic center that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is home to the most skilled artisans, 15th century medrassahs, teahouses, and spice markets. It is also known as a “town museum” with over 140 architectural monuments.
Millions of years ago, the northwestern parts of Uzbekistan and southern Kazakhstan were covered by a massive inland sea. When the waters receded, they left a broad plain of highly saline soil. One of the remnants of the ancient sea was the Aral Sea, the fourth largest inland body of water in the world.
The Ferghana Valley is the most densely populated region of Uzbekistan, with almost a third of the country’s population. It has nearly 25,000 sq. km of fertile land, and is a great oasis surrounded by the Kuramin mountain ridge in the North-West, Chatkal mountain range in the North, Fergana mountain range in the East, and Alai and Turkestan ranges in the South.
Karshi is a city in southern Uzbekistan, in Kashqadaryo province, about 520 km south-southwest of Tashkent, and about 335 km north of Uzbekistan’s border with Afghanistan. In the early 1970s, the first section of a major irrigation project was completed to divert water from the Amu Darya River in Turkmenistan eastward into Uzbekistan to irrigate the land surrounding Karshi.
Samarkand is situated in the Zerafshan Valley, and surrounded by the spurs of the Pamir-Alay ranges. Ancient Samarkand was well-known both in the East and the West. In the 4th c. BC, Samarkand, then called Marakanda, was one of the centers of culture and trade in the East.
Samarkand equals such cradles of human civilization as Athens, Rome, Memphis, Alexandria.
It has been resolved by UNESCO to place the ancient city of Shakhrisabz on the list of world heritage memorials, a city which has left a significant mark on world civilization. The 2700th anniversary of the foundation of Shakhrisabz has been celebrated, demonstrating to the world the ancient value of this land, its greatness and beauty.
This is a kingdom of trade routes and brave warriors. This is a land famous worldwide for its richness in gold and lazurite. Archeological discoveries have proven that the origin of agricultural civilization on this territory dates to before the 5th c. BC.