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Uzbekistan profile - Facts

  • 24 February 2015
  • From the section Asia
A chief sirs 'plov', Uzbekistan's national dish, at a street cafe in Tashkent
A street cafe chief in Tashkent prepares 'plov' - Uzbekistan's national dish
  • Population: 28.1 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Tashkent
  • Area: 447,400 sq km (172,700 sq miles)
  • Major language: Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 66 years (men), 72 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Uzbek som = 100 tiyins
  • Main exports: Cotton, gold, natural gas, mineral fertilizers, ferrous metals, textiles, motor vehicles
  • GNI per capita: US $1,880 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .uz
  • International dialling code: +998