Capital: Tashkent (2.200.000 inhab.)
Main Cities: Samarqand, Namangand, Andizon, Bukhara, Urgenc
Area: 447,400 km2
Coin: 1 som = 100 tiyin
Languages: Uzbek, Russian
The Independence's Year: 1991
Rivers: Amudar'ja, Syrdar'ja
It is undoubtedly the most beautiful born states from the dismemberment of the ex Soviet Union of the central Asia.
In the towns the horrible mark of the Soviet urbanization remains, in the people the uneasiness for the work lack and the economic precarious conditions is strongly; on the shores of Aral Lake the ambient damages are clear; however the beauty of the customs, of the markets, even of the people's somatic markes and the glamour of a few old city centres exceeds every uneasiness and it leaves a sense of enchanted astonishment.
Khiva is very beautiful, is a mirage of minarets and deserted mosques, but the hand of the Soviet restoration seems a little too heavy; the Rejastan to Samarcanda is fantastic of domes, minarets and tiles made of turquoise ceramics, but in front of it there is a thruway and the town around is a little dreary; to Bukhara however there is not nothing that changes the glamour of an old city centre very beautiful and very big, that takes back of hundreds of years, in a wonderful town on the street of the silk, full of alleys, squares, fountains, mederse, mosques, courtyards, amazing minarets and authentic markets.
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