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Country Profile: Uzbekistan (Republic of Uzbekistan)

1. Geography
Area: 447,400 sq.km.; fertile, irrigated mountain valleys in the east, notably the Ferghana Valley. Desert and Aral Sea in the west.
Population: 24,317,851 in 2000; 28,170,066 in 2010; 33,354,778 in 2025
Capital: Tashkent (2,350,000)
Other major city: Samarkand (370,000)

2. Peoples
Turkic/Altaic: 88.6%
Indo-European: 9%
Slav: 2.9%
Iranian: 5.5%
Other: 0.6%
All other: 2.4%
Literacy: 97%
Official language: Uzbek

3. Economy
Self sufficient with export capacity in both oil and natural gas, and with significant mineral deposits. Lack of water is a critical limiting factor for growth. The world’s third largest cotton producer – but only with costly irrigation. Much of the flawed Marxist command structure remains. Uzbekistan has become the primary transhipment nation for the huge drug trade from Afghanistan to Russia and on to Europe.

4. Politics
Samarkand was the 14th Century capital of Tamerlane’s vast Mongol/Turkic empire. Uzbekistan’s key position ensures its ongoing political importance in Central Asia. Russian colonial rule 1868-1917. Independent as a democratic republic in 1991. A multiparty republic in name only, where Islamist parties are banned, others shackled, and an autocratic President is in control as firmly as in Communist times. Tokens of ethnic and Islamic culture were adopted as cover for a policy of no change. No freedom of speech or press.

5. Religions
Muslim: 20,305,406 adherents (83.50% of population)
Non-religious: 3,530,952 adherents (14.52% of population)
Christian: 311,268 adherents (1.28% of population)
Buddhist: 72,954 adherents (0.30% of population)
Traditional ethnic: 48,636 adherents (0.20% of population)
Jewish: 48,636 adherents (0.20% of population)
Churches: Russian Orthodox (110,390 members)
Catholic (12,575 members)
Regis. Pentecostal (4,300 members)
Charismatic groups (3,000 members)
Unregis. Pentecostal (2,700 members)
Baptist Union (3,800 members)
Korean Presbyterian (3,600 members)
Full Gospel (3,000 members)
Korean Baptist (2,600 members)
Jehovah’s Witnesses (960 members)
Other denoms (27,400 members)

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