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The Republic of Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country. It is completely surrounded by other landlocked countries, namely Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. 80% of land consists of plains, deserts and lowland areas, primarily found in the west. Mountains and foothills comprise the rest of the country in the south and south-east. The total land area is 447,400km2. Since 2019, there are over 33.5 million people, representing around 45% of the total population in Central Asia. The majority of these people are Uzbek (over 80%), and there are also significant numbers of Russians, Tajiks, Kazaks, Karakalpaks (an autonomous republic within the country) and Tatars. Uzbekistan is formally a secular state.
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44,065,300 ha
7,734.8 USD

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Depleted land needs more water, which is already insufficient across much of Central Asia

Central Asia’s poorest farmers know the value of their land

8 March 2023

Farmland and pastures across Central Asia are far less productive after decades of monocropping

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Proposals for the protection and effective use of pasture lands presented

17 February 2023

It is proposed in Uzbekistan to develop a draft law “On pastures” in a new edition and the procedure for granting pasture land plots for rent.

Mirziyoyev and Japarov exchanging warm greetings in Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan complete border delimitation process

27 January 2023

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan complete border delimitation process



Water scarcity threatens production needs, and the country is witness to one of the world’s most severe ecological disasters, namely the drying of the Aral Sea

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Land-grabs – the new red flag for Uzbek cotton sector

19 February 2021

Originally published at: Written by Lynn Schweisfurth   Apparel brands are said to be eyeing Uzbekistan as a potential source of cotton, particularly with Xinjiang cotton now the subject of US sanctions. A…