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a city in and the capital of Uzbekistan, in the NE part.
a republic in S central Asia. 172,741 sq. mi. (447,400 sq. km).
Capital: Tashkent.
the capital of Uzbekistan: one of the oldest and largest cities in central Asia; cotton textile manufacturing. Pop: 2 160 000 (2005 est) Uzbek name Toshkent
a republic in central Asia: annexed by Russia in the 19th century, it became a separate Soviet Socialist republic in 1924 and gained independence in 1991. Official language: Uzbek. Religion: believers are mainly Muslim. Currency: sum. Capital: Tashkent. Pop: 28 661 637 (2013 est). Area: 449 600 sq km (173 546 sq miles)
Uzbekistan [(ooz-bek-uh-stan, ooz-bek-uh-stahn)]

Republic located in central-west Asia, bounded by Kazakhstan to the west and north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, Afghanistan to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Its capital and largest city is Tashkent.

Note: This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.


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