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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
Inter-ethnic and de-facto
mostly used language
Russian[2][3][4][5][6]
Other languages
Ethnic groups (1996)
ReligionIslam[7]
DemonymUzbekistani[12]
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 • Interim President and Prime MinisterShavkat Mirziyoyev
LegislatureSupreme Assembly
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseLegislative Chamber
Formation
 • Emirate of Bukhara1785 
 • Bukharan People's Soviet Republic2 September 1920 
 • Uzbek SSR27 October 1924 
 • Declared independence from the Soviet Union31 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
 • 2016 estimate31,576,400[13][14] (41st)
 • Density70.3/km2 (136th)
182.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$183.933 billion[15] (62)
 • Per capita$5,939[15] (125th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$68.190 billion[15] (70th)
 • Per capita$2,202[15] (130th)
Gini (2003)Negative increase 36.8
medium ·95th
HDI (2014)Increase 0.675[16]
medium ·114th
CurrencyUzbekistan som (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 October 9, 2016


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