Uzbekistan is one of only two countries in the world to be ‘double landlocked’ (landlocked and totally surrounded by other landlocked countries). Liechtenstein is double landlocked by 2 countries whilst Uzbekistan is surrounded by 5!
Flag of Uzbekistan
The coordinates for Uzbekistan are 41.0000° N, 69.0000°
The terrain here is varied throughout the nation. In the west there are lowlands and flat plateau, with one of the world’s largest deserts in the centre and high mountains and semiarid grasslands in the east.
The lowest point in Uzbekistan is actually 39 feet below sea level, whilst the highest point is 15,233 feet above sea level!
History fans will be intrigued to learn that in 2002, archaeologists discovered a series of ancient pyramids in a remote part of Uzebekistan, believed to be 2,700 years old!
The total land area of Uzbekistan is 172,742 square miles (447,400 square kilometres).
Uzbekistan’s population was 32.96 million in 2018.
Tashkent Mosque, Uzbekistan
The capital city is Tashkent; it covers an area of 129.2 square miles (334.8 square kilometres) and has a population of 2.393 million (2016).