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Visit to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

  • CAPITAL

    Tashkent city

  • GOVERNMENT

    Presidential republic

  • ADMINISTRATIVE-TERRITORIAL DIVISION

    The Republic of Uzbekistan consists of the republic of Karakalpakstan, regions (uzb. viloyat), rural-type districts (uzb. tuman), urban-type districts, cities of regional subordination, cities of regional subordination, villages (kishlaks and auls). the capital of Uzbekistan - the city of Tashkent has the status of a city of central subordination.

  • AREA

    447 400 km²

  • CLIMATE

    Sharply continental

  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

    Uzbek language

  • CURRENCY

    Soum

  • POPULATION

    35 mln

  • NATIONAL COMPOSITION

    Today, more than 130 nations and nationalities live in Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of 16 religious confessions. The majority of the population - 82% are uzbeks. tajiks, kazakhs, karakalpaks, kyrgyz, turkmens, crimean tatars and germans also live in the country.

  • RELIGION

    Secular state

  • TIMEZONE

    UTC +5 / MSK +2

  • TELEPHONE CODE

    +998

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Climate

The climate of Uzbekistan is sharply continental, hot and arid. The average temperature in winter ranges from -8 C to +3 C, in mountainous areas it can drop to -16 C. In summer, the temperature in the northern regions of the country reaches +32 C, and in the south - and up to not weak +42 C. The best time to visit the country is spring (April to June) and autumn (September-October).

The period from the last ten days of June to the first ten days of August is called "chilla" (forty days) in Uzbekistan. At this time, the air temperature during the day in the shade rises above +40 C, and at night it does not fall below +30 C.

National Cuisine

Uzbek cuisine has a long history, and the process of preparing its key dishes is a real ritual, each element of which is clearly regulated. In the north, they prefer pilaf, fried meat, dough products and flat bread. In the south, they cook a lot of complex dishes from rice and vegetables, and also make excellent desserts.

An important place on the local food table is occupied by lamb, horse meat, soups with a lot of vegetables, vegetables by themselves, dairy products and bread. The main drink of the country is tea.

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Banks and exchange offices

Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 17:30. You can exchange currency at branches of the National Bank, specialized exchange offices and some hotels. Many hotels and transport agencies accept payment in USD or EUR.

Tourism

Welcome to Uzbekistan - an oasis of peace, to the land where antiquity and modernity meet! Uzbekistan is a country located in the center of the Great Silk Road, on the territory of a huge Central Asian region with a history of almost a million years. Uzbekistan is a state with a unique cultural heritage, a variety of arts and traditional crafts, the mentality of the population, its folklore, and cuisine. All this distinguishes it favorably from neighboring countries and regions.

Uzbekistan is a country of the greatest cities with hundreds of architectural monuments of various eras. Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Termez and Kokand are known all over the world.

You will never forget the high minarets, grandiose madrasahs and mosques, luxurious palaces and austere mausoleums, decorated with incredibly beautiful ceramic ornaments. You will always remember noisy and colorful oriental bazaars, interesting legends, warm hospitality and ancient traditions of local people.

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Shopping

Shops are usually open from 9:00 to 19:00. Markets are usually visited in the morning: the earlier, the better. It is customary to bargain in bazaars and private stores - with a certain skill, it is quite easy to bring down the price several times. In addition, bazaars are the best place to get acquainted with the original life of the country. You can buy almost everything there: from luxurious carpets, silk, fruits and spices to clothes and shoes.

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Customs

Persons over 16 years old are allowed duty-free import of 1000 cigarettes or 1000 gr. tobacco products, 1.5 liters of alcoholic beverages and two liters of wine.

It is forbidden to import drugs and potent medicines (a prescription is required), weapons and ammunition, photographs, printed and video materials directed against the state system of Uzbekistan or the norms of Islam.

All valuable items (jewelry, photo and video cameras, computers, and so on) must be declared. For the export of precious metals and stones, furs, weapons and ammunition, artistic and historical values (any items made more than 100 years ago), you will need a special permit from the country's Ministry of Culture. Import and export of foreign currency is not limited, but a declaration is required.

Electronic services

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Admission to the citizenship of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Visa of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Permission for film and video filming by foreign film companies on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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Obtaining in electronic form the register of business entities from the Unified State Register of Business Entities

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