Uzbekistan is a landlocked (coastline with enclosed landlocked body of water) country located in Central Asia where it is bordered by Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Aral Sea. It encompasses 447,400 km2 of land. It is estimated that the population of Uzbekistan is over 31,910,641.
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Uzbekistan Fact File: Continent: Asia * Country Name(s): Uzbekistan, Republic of Uzbekistan * Location: Central Asia * Bordering: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Aral Sea * Capital City: Tashkent * Size: 447,400 km2 * Estimated Population: over 31,910,641 * Currency: Uzbekistani som (UZS) * Language(s): Uzbek * Country Code: +998
Interesting Facts for Kids 1: Size & location facts
Uzbekistan forms part of the continent of Asia, where it has a landlocked (coastline with enclosed landlocked body of water) position and is bordered by Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Aral Sea. There are seven continents in the world: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Antarctica, Australia (Oceania). Asia is the largest continent in the world, it has 48 countries, with some countries belonging to both Asia and Europe, stretches across a total area size of 43,820,000 km2 and forms 29.5% of the landmass of the world. Uzbekistan is a landlocked (coastline with enclosed landlocked body of water) country that occupies a total area of approximately 447,400 km2. It is of average area size when compared to other countries situated on the continent of Asia. Uzbekistan is slightly bigger than Iraq, and it is one of the only countries in the world that is double landlocked (landlocked by a landlocked country).
Interesting Facts for Kids 2: Population facts
The population of this Asian country is in excess of 31,910,641 people. The majority of Uzbekistan's inhabitants reside in Tashkent which is the country's most populous city. Uzbekistan has a fairly high population when compared to most other countries across the world, its overall population density is approximately 61 people per sq km. The estimated population of Asia is approximately 4,393,296,000 inhabitants, making it the continent with the largest population in the world. The continents in order of population, starting with highest population first, are: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia (Oceania Region) and Antarctica. The total population of the entire world is in excess of 7.6 billion people.
Interesting Facts for Kids 3: Capital & major cities
Uzbekistan's capital city is called Tashkent. The names of other major cities situated in this country are Namangan, Samarkand, Andijan, Bukhara and Nukus.
Interesting Facts for Kids 4: Country borders
The following border information provides details on the length of Uzbekistan's borders:
Coastline 420 km, Afghanistan 144 km, Kazakhstan 2,330 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,314 km, Tajikistan 1,312 km, Turkmenistan 1,793 km.
Interesting Facts for Kids 5: Climate and geography facts
Uzbekistan has a desert climate for the most part, defined by hot summers and a shorter, milder winter. Eastern areas experience a climate that is more semiarid. The geography of Uzbekistan is formed majorly by a relatively flat, sandy desert region that covers nearly eighty percent of the country. Uzbekistan's topography is also composed of several mountainous regions including the Tien-Shan mountains to the north and the Gissar-Alai mountains to the south. There are numerous river valleys, namely the fertile Fergana Valley in the east which is bordered by the Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan mountain regions. The lowest point of Uzbekistan is the Sariqamish Kuli at -12m, and the highest point of elevation is Adelunga Toghi at 4,301m.
Interesting Facts for Kids 6: Natural Resources of Uzbekistan
Natural resources can be defined as materials and substances that occur naturally on Earth. Natural resources are very important across the world, and can be exploited for economic gain. An individual country's natural resources can depend on many factors including the climate, geography and location. Some countries, such as Russia, The United States, Saudi Arabia and Canada, are rich with natural resources, where as others have practically none. Food, construction and transport are three primary examples of uses of natural resources. The following information provides examples of these uses: fish occurs naturally in streams, rivers, lakes and oceans, and can be caught for food consumption. Wood/timber can be extracted from forests for construction purposes, i.e. to build homes and furniture. Crude oils can be refined into different kinds of fuels in order to power vehicles/cars. The natural resources found in Uzbekistan include natural gas, petroleum, coal, gold, uranium, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tungsten and molybdenum.
Interesting Facts for Kids 7: Language facts
The official language of Uzbekistan is Uzbek. Russian is spoken as a first language by around 14 percent of the population, and Tajik by around 4 percent.
Interesting Facts for Kids 8: Religion facts
The main religion of Uzbekistan is Muslim at approximately 88% of the population. The vast majority are Sunni Muslims; one of the main branches of Islam. People belonging to the Islamic religion worship Allah. In the English language, the word Allah refers to God in Islam. Those belonging to the religion of Islam believe in one god. Most of Uzbekistan’s population are Muslim and follow the practices of Islam. Around 9% are Eastern Orthodox. The rest of the population either belongs to other religions or no religion at all.
Interesting Facts for Kids 9: Symbols of Uzbekistan
Each country has its own individual culture, history and identity. Flags, emblems, symbols, colors, anthems, songs and mottos represent the national pride and identity of countries across the globe. These national symbols are formed through the unique history of a nation and are symbolic of both hardship and prosperity, embodying freedom, strength and unity. Flags, emblems, songs, mottos and colors reflect the past, present and future hopes of a country, and create an important image to the rest of the world. National symbols can represent a combination of things that are important to a country such as birds, animals, plants, geographical features, tools of agriculture, crops, and tools of war. The following facts depict some of the national symbols, songs and colors that are important to Uzbekistan:
National symbol(s): khumo (mythical bird)
National colors: blue, white, red and green
National Anthem/Song: O'zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi (Translation: National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan)
National Holiday(s): Independence Day, 1 September (1991)
National Motto(s): Kuch Adolatdadir! (Translation: The Strength is in The Justice)