Uzbekistan

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Culture

The Uzbekistan culture is full of many different ethnic races. Around 71% of them are Uzbek, 8.4% are Russian, 5% Tajikistan's, and the rest are very small portions of different countries. The language of Uzbekistan is Uzbek. The most popular religion in Uzbekistan is Islam. This religion makes up more than 90% of the population. This country listens to all kinds of music.

History

1989 - Islam Karimov becomes the leader of the communist party.

1991 - Islam Karimov wins presidential elections.

1991 - Uzbekistan declares freedom from Soviet Union.

1996 - Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan all signed a single economic market.

2001 - Uzbekistan gave the U.S. permission to use air bases to fight Afghanistan.

2011 - Uzbekistan government removed Human Rights Watch from country.

Politics

Government

The leader of Uzbekistan is President Islam Karimov. Uzbekistan has a Presidential Republic system with a Prime Minister.


Human Rights

Over 300 laws preserving the free speech of citizens have been passed. However, many Human Rights people label the country as strict. It has committed random arrests, torture, and the overthrow of free speech and religion.

Geography

Location: Uzbekistan borders Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

Coordinates: 41 North, 69 East

Total Size: 447,400 square km

Land Part: 425,400 square km

Capital: Tashkent(41.16 N, 69.13 E), Population: 2,309,600

Large Cities: Namangan(41.0004 N, 71.4006 E), Population: 475,500

Andijan(40.47 N, 72.20 E), Population: 333,200

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