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flag Uzbekistan Uzbekistan: Introduction

Capital: Tashkent


Total Population: 30,241,100
Natural Increase: 1.6%
Density: 71 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 36.2%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Tashkent (3,400,000); Samarkand (470,000); Namangan (600,000); Andijon (350,000); Bukhoro (240,000).
Ethnic Origins: Uzbeks: 80%, Russians: 5.5%, Tajik : 5%, Kazakhs: 3%, Karakalpaks: 2.5%. Some other figures give the composition as follows: 32.1% of Karakalpaks, 32.3% of Uzbeks, 26.3% of Kazhaks, 5% of Turks, 1.6% Russians.
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%.

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National Currency: Uzbek Sum (UZS)

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*: 0.662/1
HDI (World Rank): 116/187

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 Make a Call From Uzbekistan, Dial 810
To Make a Call to Uzbekistan, Dial +998
Internet Suffix: .uz
Telephone Lines: 7.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 36.5 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 9,0238,6899,95312,03413,000
Exports of Goods (million USD) 10,73511,69513,25410,83612,400
Imports of Services (million USD) 4154865572,145-
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,0361,3281,7732,145-

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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