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Republic of Uzbekistan
Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi  (Uzbek)
FlagState Emblem[1]
Anthem: 
Oʻzbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi
State Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Location of  Uzbekistan  (green)
Location of  Uzbekistan  (green)
Capital
and largest city
Tashkent
41°16′N69°13′E / 41.267°N 69.217°E / 41.267; 69.217
Official languagesUzbek
Recognised regional languagesKarakalpak
Ethnic groups (1996)
DemonymUzbek
GovernmentPresidential republic
 - PresidentIslam Karimov
 - Prime MinisterShavkat Mirziyoyev
LegislatureSupreme Assembly
 - Upper houseSenate
 - Lower houseLegislative Chamber
Independencefrom the Soviet Union
 - Uzbek SSR27 October 1924 
 - Declared31 August 1991 (Independence Day on 1 September) 
 - Recognized8 December 1991 
 - Completed25 December 1991 
Area
 - Total448,978 km2 (56th)
172,742 sq mi
 - Water (%)4.9
Population
 - 2015 estimate31,025,500[6][7] (41st)
 - Density61.4/km2 (136th)
159.1/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$171.669 billion[8] (69th)
 - Per capita$5,609[8] (135th)
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$62.619 billion[8] (73rd)
 - Per capita$2,046[8] (136th)
Gini (2003)negative increase 36.8
medium ·95th
HDI (2013)Steady 0.661[9]
medium ·116th
CurrencyUzbekistan som (Oʻzbekiston soʻmi) (UZS)
Time zoneUZT(UTC+5)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+5)
Drives on theright
Calling code+998
ISO 3166 codeUZ
Internet TLD.uz
a.Official Uzbek statistics.[citation needed]
b.As the Emirate of Bukhara, Kokand Khanate, and Khwarezm.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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