Tashkent has been the capital of Uzbekistan since 1930 and celebrated its 2,200 th anniversary in 2009. The city is located on the Silk Road and was originally called “Chach” (pronounced “chatsch”). The center was then located near the northern railway station, where Ming-Uryuk is now located.
After the conquest by the Arab Caliphate, the settlement was largely destroyed. As a result, the residents founded a new city on the site of the current Old City of Tashkent. This new settlement was first called Binkent, and later it was renamed Tashkent. In Uzbek, “tash” means “stone”, while “Kent” stands for “settlement”. However, Tashkent was never built of stones, rather, they wanted to take into account the courage of the inhabitants of Tashkent in the fight against enemies. Today Tashkent is a metropolis with about 2.5 million inhabitants.
Uzbekistan has about 27.7 million inhabitants. More than 10.4 million people are under the age of eighteen.
Tashkent is the capital, with more than 2,140.00 inhabitants. If you want to travel from Germany to Tashkent by train, you have to expect that you will be on the road for about 100 hours, and that you need a transit visa because you are traveling through Kazakhstan. You can buy a lot of silk fabrics and beautiful carpets there. There you can also easily pay with dollars, but the real currency is Som.
The national language of Uzbekistan is Uzbek, but despite this, more than 14% of the population speaks Russian.
The national dish of Uzbekistan is plow. This dish consists too mostly of rice, carrots and meat. In this country, men prepare this dish better than women. That’s why you rarely see a woman preparing it there.
Samarkand also belongs to Uzbekistan and has about 375,000 inhabitants. Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world. There are three old Koranic schools on the main square of Samarkand.
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