12 regiones and Republic of Karakalpakstan,162 districts and
128cities and towns
53.5 per sq km.
Average annual growth rate of population
GDP annual growth
Average family size
Major ethnic groups
Uzbek (74,1%), Russian (7,4%), Tajiks (4,7%), Kazakh (4,1%),
Tartars (2,4%), Karakalpaks (2,1%), 5,2% other nationalities.
Predominantly Sunni Muslim. There are 14 other religion confessions
11 years (high school). Literacy rate -officially claimed
Highways - 80.000 km. Railways - 6.700 km.
Based on constitution adopted on Dec. 8, 1992
The head of state and government
President Islam Karimov (since 1991)
Supreme legislative body
Oliy Majlis -National Parliament
The highest juridical body
Coalition government led by Chalk Demokratik Partijasi
(CDP) (Democratic People's Party).
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin continental plugs are standard.
GMT + 5.
The climate in Uzbekistan is extremely continental with very cold winters and
particularly hot summers. It is generally warmest in the south and coldest in
the north. Temperatures in December average -8°C (18°F) in the north
and 0°C (32 °F) in the south. However, extreme fluctuations can take
temperatures as low as -35°C (-31°F). During the summer months, temperatures
can climb to 45°C (113°F) and above. Humidity is low. The best time
to visit is during the spring and autumn.