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Uzbekistan Interesting Facts

Interesting facts about Uzbekistan

  • On August 31, 1991 Uzbekistan declared independence, marking September 1 as a national holiday;
  • The current population of Uzbekistan is 33,429,848 as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data;

  • Uzbekistan 2020 population is estimated at 33,469,203 people at mid year according to UN data;

  • Uzbekistan population is equivalent to 0.43% of the total world population;

  • Uzbekistan ranks number 42 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population;

  • The population density in Uzbekistan is 79 per km2.

  • The total land area is 425,400 km2;

  • 50.1 % of the population is urban (16,756,329 people in 2020);

  • The median age in Uzbekistan is 27.8 years;

  • Uzbekistan is one of the safest countries in the world;
  • The coordinates of Uzbekistan: Latitude: 41° 22' 52.20" N, Longitude: 64° 34' 24.89" E;
  • The total land area of ​​Uzbekistan is 172,742 square miles (447,400 square kilometers);
  • The highest point: Hissar ridge (4643 meters above sea level);
  • The lowest point: Mynbulak (-12.8 meters below sea level);
  • Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein are the only "double landlocked" countries in the world;
  • According to the latest WHO data published in 2018 life expectancy in Uzbekistan is: Male 69.7, female 75.0 and total life expectancy is 72.3 which gives Uzbekistan a World Life Expectancy ranking of 100.
  • The people of Uzbekistan enjoy long, hot summers and mild winters;
  • Uzbekistan grows vegetables, fruit, cotton and corn and rears cattle;
  • The industry consists of food processing, textiles, metallurgy, machinery and natural gas;
  • Uzbekistan also exports gold, cotton, energy products, metals and mineral fertilizers;
  • Algorithm derives from the name of the Uzbek Scientist Khwarezmi;
  • Uzbekistan has the best melons and watermelons in the world;
  • Gold reserves of Uzbekistan are ranked fourth in the world after South Africa, the USA and Russia. And as for the extraction of gold - the second place among the CIS countries after Russia;
  • Uranium reserves of Uzbekistan are ranked seventh in the world after Australia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada, South Africa and Ukraine, and the third in the world in its export after Kazakhstan and Australia;
  • On reserves and production of copper and tungsten Uzbekistan is among the top ten countries in the world;
  • Uzbekistan is the world's fifth-largest cotton exporter and seventh-largest producer;
  • Uzbeks are the largest nation in Central Asia;
  • Samarkand and Bukhara are over 2700 years old cities;
  • Arranged marriage is still common in Uzbekistan;
  • Bread is "Honored". The Uzbeks believe that turning bread upside down will bring you bad fortune;
  • Early human tools and monuments are found in Fergana, Tashkent, Bukhara, Khorezm and Samarkand regions;
  • The territory of Uzbekistan was populated in the second millennium BC;
  • Tashkent - one of the few cities in the world where you can see the starry night sky and it’s possible because of low gas content;
  • Tashkent TV tower is the 11th tallest tower in the world and the tallest TV tower in Central Asia.