General information about Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is a unitary state located in the middle of the Central Asia. Bordering Kyrgyzia on the east; Kazakhstan on the north-east, north, north-west; Turkmenistan on the south-west and south; Afganistan on the south; Tajikistan on the south-east, Uzbekistan is considered a doubly-landlocked country and has a unique geographical and atmospheric position. Uzbekistan is divided into 14
Although the population shares the single language – Uzbek language, it has diverse cultural heritage according to strategic division of the country. Russian is the next widely-used language, followed by Tajik, Kazakh, Karakalpak, etc.
With its 448.978km2 (173.351 sq mi) it is the 56th largest country in the world. Here live over 33.000.000 people from over 130 nationalities. Uzbekistan is considered the fourth largest by area and second largest by population among the CIS countries.
Mount Hazrati Sultan is a highest point of Uzbekistan, which is about 4643metr above sea level in Surkhandarya region. Uzbekistan has continental climate thanks to which results in a rich and diverse natural environment. In northern parts of the country cold desert climate can be felt with its peculiar tranquillity while moving to southern and eastern sides you face mild valley climate.
As stated about, Uzbekistan has a mixture of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, for example, plov is found Uzbek people’s national as well as lovely meal. However, people in the Valley mix plov differently from those living in Samarkand or Bukhara. In terms of music and dance there are also significant distinctions. Even way of dressing in several part of country tends to be dissimilar to one another, which makes Uzbekistan more attention-grabbing. Because each of them owns its particular uniqueness: “Khorazm Lazgi” has an extraordinary power to makes the listener dance within harmony of music, whereas tones of “Shahmaqom” persuade to think something beyond this world even the words are not understandable.
Uzbek cuisine is admitted to have a special flavor which can not be found in any other part of the world. Besides the signature dish of Uzbek plov, kebabs, norin, manti, chuchvara, dimlama and somsa are also found really mouth-watering by visitors.
WINGS OF MOTHERLAND – UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS
Uzbekistan Airways is the National Air Company of Uzbekistan, founded on January 28, 1992, after the separation from the USSR, according to the order of the former President of Uzbekistan – Islam Karimov. The flag carrier airline of Uzbekistan is directed from Tashkent and it offers numerous inbound and outbound lines providing high quality service. The domestic lines are run between almost all regions and the capital city, while Tashkent International Airport has contacts with Asian, European, and Northern American airline companies.
MAKE YOUR TRIP MORE CONVENIENT WITH AFRASIYAB!
Afrosiyob – is the first high speed, electric train in the Central Asia, modification of Talgo 250, designed and created by the Spanish company ‘’Patentes Talgo S.L’’, according to the acquirement of the Uzbekistan Railways Company, running on the two rapid-transit rail-lines, namely: Tashkent –Samarkand – Karshi and Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara.
The highest speed electro-train of Uzbekistan Afrasiyab was named in honour of the king ancient city Afrasiab located in the northern part of the modern Samarkand.
In May, 2009 during the visit of the former President Islam Karimov to Spain the agreement between sides was reached representing the project to organize two high speed electric trains in Uzbekistan. In November, 2009 between the company of Uzbekistan Railways and Patentes Talgo S.L. a contract was assigned to purchase two high speed trains costing in total 38 million Euros. On January, 2010 the President Islam Karimov signed the enactment ‘’ On the measures of the implement the project for the acquisition of two high speed passenger-trains Talgo-250’’.
The first train Afrasiab has started to run on the line Tashkent-Samarkand since January 8, the next high speed electro-train designed by Talgo S.L. was put in practice in 2012. While the third and the fourth trains began operating in 2015 and 2017, between Tashkent-Karshi and Tashkent-Bukhara respectively.