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Provinces of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has 13 regions (provinces), bordering Kazakhstan in the north, Kyrgyzstan and Tadjikistan in the east, Turkmenistan in the west and Afghanistan in the south.

  1. Andijan
  2. Bukhara
  3. Djizzak
  4. Fergana
  5. Kashkadarya
  6. Khorezm
  7. Namangan
  8. Navoi
  9. Samarkand
  10. Surkhandarya
  11. Syrdarya
  12. Tashkent
  13. Republic of Karakalpakistan

The Province of Andijan is situated in the eastern part of the Fergana Valley. It covers an area of 4,200 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental with extreme variations between winter and summer temperatures. The population of the Province is 1,899,000, and the average density is 499 people per square kilometer.

The Province is divided into 14 administrative districts. The administrative center of which is the city of Andijan, with 303,000 inhabitants. Other major centers in the Province are Asaka, Khanabad, Khodjaabad, Shakhrikhan, and Karasu.

Multiple deposits of oil, ozokerite and lime represent the mineral resources of the Province.

The Bukhara province is situated in the southwestern part of Uzbekistan. The Kizil-Kum Desert takes up a large portion of its territory. The total area of the Province is 39,400 square km. The climate is characteristically continental and arid.

The Bukhara Province has a population of 1,384,700, about 68% of whom live in the rural areas, while the other 32% live in urban centers. The Province is divided into 11 administrative districts, and the province's administrative center is the city of Bukhara, which has a population of 263,400. Other towns in the Province are Alat, Karakol, Galasiya, Gazly, Gidjduvan, Kagan, Romitan, Shavirkan and Vabkent.

The Province of Djizzak lies in the central part of Uzbekistan. The total area of the Province is 20,500 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental, with dry, hot summers and mild winters.

Its population is 910,500 people with an average density of 108 people per square kilometer. The Province is divided into 11 administrative districts, with Djizzak as its administrative center. This town has 127,200 residents. Other main towns are Dustlik, Gagarin, Gallyaaral, Pakhtakor, and Mardjanbulak.

The Province's economy is based on agriculture, chiefly cotton and cereal. There are tens of thousands of hectares of virgin soil, which have been studied for agricultural purposes. This land has adequate irrigation infrastructure, which has been created in the past few years.

The Province of Fergana is situated in the southern part of the Fergana Valley. Its total area equals 6,800 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental, with mild winters and very hot summers.

The population is about 2,597,000, with approximately 70.7% of the total population living in rural areas. The Province is divided into 15 administrative districts.

The administrative center is Fergana city, which has a population of 214,000. Other towns are Beshkarik, Khamsa, Kokand, Kuva, Kuvasay, Margilan and Rishtan.

The Province of Kashkadarya is situated in the basin of the Kashkadarya River on the western slopes of the Pamir Alay Mountains.
The total area of the Province is 28,400 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental, arid and partly subtropical.

The province has a population 2,029,000, with more than 73% living in rural areas.

Kashkadarya is divided into 14 administrative districts, with Qarshi as its administrative Center. The town of Qarshi has a population of 177,000. Other important towns are Shakhrisabz, Kitab, Kasan, Mubarekh, Yakkabad, Gusar, and Kamashi.

The Province of Khorezm is situated in the northwestern part of Uzbekistan, on the lower reaches of the Amudarya River. Its total area is 6,300 square kilometers. The climate is continental, with moderately cold winters and dry hot summers.

The population of the Province is 1,200,000, with about 80% living in the outlying areas.

The Province is divided into 10 administrative districts, with Urgench as the administrative center. Urgench has a population of 135,000. Other major towns in the Province are Khiva, Shoyot, and Djuma.

The Province of Namangan is situated in the northeastern part of the Fergana Valley, on the right bank of the Syrdarya River, covering an area of 7,900 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

The population of the Province is 1,862,000, with 62.3% living in rural areas and 37.7% in towns.

The Province is divided into 11 administrative districts, with Namangan City as the administrative center. The city has a population of 341,000. Other important towns are Chartac, Kasansay, Khakolabad Pap, Uchkurgan, Turakurgan, and Chust.

The Province of Navoi is situated in the southwestern part of Uzbekistan, in the middle of the Kizil-Kum Desert. It covers an area of 110,800 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental and arid. The population is approximately 767,500, with about 59.4% living in rural areas and 40.6% living in towns.

The province is divided into 8 administrative districts. The town of Navoi is the administrative center; it has a population of 128,000. Other towns are Kisiltepa, Nurata, Uchkuduk, Zarafshan, and Yangirobad.

The Province of Samarkand is situated in the center of Uzbekistan, in the basin of the Zarafshan River. Its total area is 16,400 square kilometers. The climate is characteristically continental and arid.

The population is 2,322,000, of which three quarters live in rural areas. The Province is divided into 16 administrative districts, with an average population density of 149 people per square kilometer.

The administrative center of the Province is the city of Samarkand, with a population of 368,000. Other important towns are Bulungur, Djuma, Ishtikhon, Kattaqurgan, Urgut, and Aktash.

The province of Surkhandarya is situated in the southern part of Uzbekistan, bordering on Afghanistan. Its total area covers 20,800 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental with mild winters and hot summers.

The Province has a population of approximately 1,676,000 with the majority (79.8%) living in rural areas.

The Province is divided into 14 administrative districts, with Terms as its administrative center. Termez has a population of 95,000. Other towns in the Province are Baysin, Denau, Jarqurgan, Qumqurgon, Shargun, Sherabad, Shurchy, and Sariaciya.

The Province of Syrdarya is located in the center of Uzbekistan, on the left bank of the Syrdarya River. The Steppe takes up a significant part of its area. Its total area is 5,100 square kilometers, and the climate is typically continental and arid.

The population of the Province is 648,100. Syrdarya Province is divided into 9 administrative districts, with Gulistan as its administrative centre. Gulistan has a population of 54,000. Other towns are Baht, Khavast, Mirzakent, Pakhtaabad, Sardoba, Syrdarya, Shirin and Yangiyer.

The Province of Tashkent is situated in the northeastern part of Uzbekistan, between the western slopes of the Tian-Shan mountain range and the Syrdarya River. Its total area equals 15,300 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.

The population of the province is 4,450,000 and the average density is 147 people per square kilometer. The province is divided into 15 administrative districts. The administrative center is the city of Tashkent, which has a population of more than 2 million. There are 16 towns in the Province; the largest towns are Angren, Almalik, Akhangaran, Bekabad, Chirchik, Gazalkent, Keles, Parkent, Toy-Tepa, Yangiabad and Yangiyul, where most productive activities are concentrated. There are also 13 towns and smaller villages.

The territory is rich in copper, brown coal, molybdenum, zinc, gold, silver, rare metals and more.

The Republic of Karakalpakistan is situated in the north-western part of Uzbekistan. It occupies the area from the western part of the Kizil-Kum Desert to the Amu-Darya river delta. The Republic's total area covers 165,600 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental, with very hot summers and cold winters without snow.

The population of Karakalpakistan is 1.4 million, mainly Uzbek (32.8%) and Karakalpak (32.1%). About 48% of the population lives in rural areas, while the other 52% live in towns. The Republic is divided into 15 administrative districts, 12 towns and 16 villages, and its administrative center is Nukus which has a population of 236,700. Other significant towns are Beruny, Buston, Khodjeily, Kungrad, Muynaq, Takhiatash, Turtkul, and Chimbad.

 

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