UZBEKISTAN TRAVEL BASICS
||Republic of Uzbekistan
||Tashkent (population 2.3 mln.)
||447,400 sq km (172,740 sq miles).
||12 regiones and Republic of Karakalpakstan,162 districts and
128cities and towns
||53.5 per sq km.
|Average annual growth rate of population
|GDP annual growth
|Average family size
|Major ethnic groups
||Uzbek (74,1%), Russian (7,4%), Tajiks (4,7%), Kazakh (4,1%),
Tartars (2,4%), Karakalpaks (2,1%), 5,2% other nationalities.
||Predominantly Sunni Muslim. There are 14 other religion confessions
|| 11 years (high school). Literacy rate -officially claimed
||Highways - 80.000 km. Railways - 6.700 km.
||Based on constitution adopted on Dec. 8, 1992
| The head of state and government
||President Islam Karimov (since 1991)
|Supreme legislative body
||Oliy Majlis -National Parliament
|The highest juridical body
||Coalition government led by Chalk Demokratik Partijasi
(CDP) (Democratic People's Party).
||220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin continental plugs are standard.
|GMT + 5.
The climate in Uzbekistan is extremely continental with very cold winters and
particularly hot summers. It is generally warmest in the south and coldest in
the north. Temperatures in December average -8°C (18°F) in the north
and 0°C (32 °F) in the south. However, extreme fluctuations can take
temperatures as low as -35°C (-31°F). During the summer months, temperatures
can climb to 45°C (113°F) and above. Humidity is low. The best time
to visit is during the spring and autumn.
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