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Uzbekistan

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Geography:
One of new Independence countries of Russia, in North Asia, between two rivers: Amu – Darya and Syr – Darya, that is surrounded by Kazakhstan from North and North – West, kyrgyzistan and Tajikistan from East, Afghanistan from South and Turkmenistan from West and North – West.

Weather:
Hot and sunny summers, between 40 to 50 degree centigrade and mild winter between –5 to 10 degree centigrade, shows a differ weather in Uzbekistan.

Background Information:
Full country name: Republic of Uzbekistan
Area:447,000 sq. km
Population: 23 million
Capital city: Tashkent (pop: 2.3 million)
People: Uzbeks (71%), Russians (28%)
Language: Uzbek, Tajik, Farsi
Religion: Sunni Muslim (88%), Christian (10%), other (2%)
Government: Republic

Economic Profile:
GDP: US $ 5.8 billion
GDP Per head: US $ 250
Annual growth: -10%
Inflation: 475%

Entry Formalities:
When to go:
Spring (April to June) and autumn (September through October) are the most pleasant times to travel In this time, weather is mild.
Spring (April to June) and autumn (September through October) are the most pleasant times to travel In this time, weather is mild.
Visas: Every visitor to Uzbekistan needs a visa, and you will need an invitation from an Uzbek citizen, firm or organization approved by the ministry of foreign affairs, from affairs, or from accredited Uzbek travel agent. Every visitor to Uzbekistan needs a visa, and you will need an invitation from an Uzbek citizen, firm or organization approved by the ministry of foreign affairs, from affairs, or from accredited Uzbek travel agent. Every visitor to Uzbekistan needs a visa, and you will need an invitation from an Uzbek citizen, firm or organization approved by the ministry of foreign affairs, from affairs, or from accredited Uzbek travel agent.

How to get there:
Most people get Uzbekistan by airlines in Tashkent (Capital); only some Asian tourists enter there by earth through Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and kyrgyzistan.

Getting Around:
Most people prefer to get around by bus, train or car.

Transportation:
Between cities: airplane, train, bus.
In cities: bus and taxi.

Money and costs:
Currency:
Sum (s)
Relative costs:
Budget meal: US $ 3-5
Moderate restaurant meal: US $ 5 – 10
Top – end restaurant meal: US $ 10 – 20
Budget room: US $ 10 – 20
Moderate hotel: US $ 20 – 50
Top – end hotel: US $ 50 – 100

Electricity:
220 V, 50 Hz

Media:
Publications, Radio and TV are in Uzbek and Persian.

Communication:
Telephone, Fax, Telex, Post, e-mail and internet.

Weights and measures:
Metric system.

Business hours:
Government: 8 – 16

Shopping: 8 -12 and 15 – 20
Weekend: Friday and Saturday

Art and culture:
Some of the world's most beautiful example of Islamic religious buildings are to be found in Uzbekistan ( Bukhara, Khiva and especially in Samarkand); most of monumental mosques, minarets, mausoleum and monasteries date from the time of Timurid, and also Goatish glories. Uzbekistan's folk art has tended towards the portable – clothes, arms, jewellery, weaving, embroidery and rugs – in tune with semi – nomadic living.

Embassies:
All the world countries have embassy in Tashkent.

Major Cities:
Tashkent
(Capital), Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva


 

 

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