Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia. So, it belongs to the countries located in the middle of the continent of Asia. Uzbekistan is bordered by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan in a clockwise direction. There is no access to the sea, so Uzbekistan is a landlocked country. By the way, Uzbekistan means “country of Uzbeks”. The name in turn comes from Uzbek Khan, a ruler of the Golden Horde in the 14th century. The Golden Horde was a great Mongol empire in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Uzbekistan includes four exclaves, which are surrounded by Kyrgyzstan. In turn, on the Uzbek territory there is an exclave of Kyrgyzstan and one of Tajikistan. So, from the Uzbek point of view, they are enclaves. Below you will find a map with the areas.
There are many deserts in Uzbekistan. The Aral Sea, which with a part is located on Uzbek territory, is threatened with dehydration. To the southeast of the Aral Sea stretches the Kysylkum Desert. After all, it accounts for four tenths of the total area of the country.
Further south, on the border with Turkmenistan, the desert turns into a steppe. Through it flows the Amudarya. In the east, on the contrary, Uzbekistan has mountains. In the Hissar Mountains is the highest mountain in the country, the 4643 meter high Hazrat Sulton. Between two mountain ranges in the extreme northeast lies the Ferghana Valley. The river Syrdarja flows through the densely populated, fertile valley.
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