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The great Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara are undoubtedly Uzbekistan’s dazzling jewels.

  • Capital city: Tashkent
  • Population: 31,025,500 (est 2013)
  • Size of country: 447,400 sq km
  • Currency: Uzbekistan Som
  • Power supply: 220 – 240 volts
  • Sockets: European two-pin round variety
  • Language: Uzbek is the official language, Russian, Tajik and Karakpalak are also spoken.
  • Time difference: GMT + 5 hours
  • Visas: British nationals require a visa to visit Uzbekistan which must be obtained in advance.
  • Religion: Muslim 90%, Russian Orthodox Christianity 5%, others 5%.
  • Popular dishes: Palov - a main course dish made with rice, meat, grated carrots and onions.
  • Popular drinks: Green tea is the national hot drink.
  • Did you know: In 2002, ancient pyramids were discovered by Russian and Uzbek archaeologists in the Kashkadarya & Samarkand regions of Uzbekistan. They are believed to be as much as 2,700 years old.
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