Wikijunior:Asia/Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan is a country of constituent (union) republic of the U.S.S.R. in 1924. Uzbekistan declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 (after fall of USSR).

Where is Uzbekistan?[edit]

It is bordered to Kazakhstan to the northwest and north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east and southeast, Afghanistan to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southwest.

How many people live in Uzbekistan?[edit]

33.2 million people estimated living in Uzbekistan based on the government census in 2014.The natives identify themselves as Uzbeks , which consists of 78% of the population, followed by Tajiks, Kazakhs, Tatars, Russians, and Karakalpaks.

What are the most common languages in Uzbekistan?[edit]

The Uzbeks speak a language belonging to the southeastern, or Chagatai (Turki), branch of the Turkic language group.

What is the most common religion in Uzbekistan?[edit]

80% of Uzbeks are Sunni Muslims Thus, about three-fourths of the population is Muslim. Slightly less than one-tenth of the population is Eastern Orthodox Christian, and the remainder of the people consider themselves nonreligious or follow other religions.

What is the sport of Uzbekistan?[edit]

Kurash is the traditional upright wrestling originated in Uzbekistan more than 3500 years ago. It is translated from from the Uzbek language is grappling or wrestling.

It is similar to free - style wrestling, but one of the advantages of Kurash rules is that they prohibit ground wrestling. Once the knee of one of the players touches the floor the referee stops the action and players should restart action from the initial upright standing position. It is also not allowed to grapple below the waist.

This makes Kurash a truly speedy, dynamic and interesting to watch sport. Besides that, the rules of Kurash strictly prohibit players to use any armlocks, chocking and strangling techniques. It helps players to avoid many injuries and makes Kurash one of the safest types of martial art to practice.

What are some important sites?[edit]

Bukhara

Bukhara - It's other name,(Buxoro) has buildings spanning a thousand years of history, and a thoroughly lived-in and cohesive old center that hasn’t changed too much in two centuries. Most of the centre is an architectural preserve, full of medressas and minarets, a massive royal fortress and the remnants of a once-vast market complex.

Showroom - Yodgorlik (Souvenir) Silk Factory - Margilon - Uzbekistan (7551627198)

Margilan - It is the traditional centre of the industry, boasting the large Yodgorlik Silk Factory and several smaller, family-run silk workshops.

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