Area: 448.9 thousand square kilometers.
Population: More than 32 million people
Climate: Continental, dry
Administrative divisions: 12 regions and the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan.
Big cities: Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Fergana, Andijan, Urgench, Navoiy, Namangan, Nukus, Termez, Karshi.
Official language: Uzbek
Russian language is the language of interethnic communication.
Public holidays: January 1 – New Year, January 14 – Day of Defenders of the Motherland, March 8 – International Women’s Day, March 21 – Nowruz, May 9 – Day of Memory and Honor, September 1 – Independence Day, October 1 – Teacher’s day, 8 December – Constitution Day, religious holidays Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
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