Welcome to Uzbekistan

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Capital: Tashkent
Large Cities: Samarkhand, Namangan
Languages: Uzbek, Russian
Religion: Islam
Currency: Som

Location: A former Soviet republic that became independent in December 1991, Uzbekistan is bordered by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.

Agriculture: Uzbekistan has an excellent record in agriculture. Intensive farming, based on artificial irrigation is practiced. It is the chief cotton-growing area in former Soviet Union and the third in the world. It produced 65% of the total cotton, 50% of the total rice and 60% of the total Lucerne grown in the former union. Crops: Cotton, Lucerne, grain, potatoes, vegetables, grapes, fruit and berries.

Natural Resources: Oil, coal, copper, ozocerite, building materials.

Industry: Agricultural machinery, cement, textiles, paper, ferroconcrete.

The Roman alphabet (in use 1929-40) was re-introduced in 1994.

Mission in India:
Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
EP-40, Radhakrishnan Marg
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 2467 0774, 2467 0775, 2410 5640
Fax: 91 - 11 - 2467 0773
Email: uzembind@vsnl.com

Indian Mission in Uzbekistan:
Embassy of India
5, Ulitsa Alexie Tolstogo No. 3
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel: 00 - 998 - 71 - 1338357
Fax: 00 - 998 - 71 - 13619756
Email: indemb@online.ru

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