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Capital: Tashkent


Total Population: 31,847,900
Natural Increase: 1.7%
Density: 75 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 36.5%
Population of main cities (including suburbs): Fergana (3,386,500); Kashkadarya (2,895,300); Andijon (2,805,500); Tashkent (2,725,900); Namangan (2,504,100); Surkhandarya (2,308,300); Bukhara (1,707,400)
Ethnic Origins: About 80% Uzbek, 5% Russian, 5% Tajik, 3% Kazakh, 2% Karakalpak, 5% other groups. (The Agency of Statistics)
Official Language: Uzbek
Other Languages Spoken: Russian as well as Tadjik is mostly spoken.
Business Language(s): Russian
Religion: Sunni Muslims 88%, Orthodox 9%, Others 3%.
National Currency: Uzbek Sum (UZS)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 UZS = 0.0001 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 447,400 km²
Type of State: The Uzbek regime is one of the most repressive among the ex-USSR, dictatorial by nature.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy, Land-locked Developing Country.
Agricultural and mining activities are the dominant sectors; an economy relying on revenue from cotton and gold exports.
HDI*: 0.675/1
HDI (World Rank): 114/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Uzbekistan, dial 810
To call Uzbekistan, dial +998
Internet Suffix: .uz
Telephone Lines: 7.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 36.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 12,03412,99814,00014,00011,500
Exports of Goods (million USD) 11,21012,64313,00013,00010,000
Imports of Services (million USD) 9431,032n/an/an/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,3432,526n/an/an/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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