Abdulkhan Bandi Dam

Abdulkhan Bandi (Uzbek: Abdullaxon bandi / Абдуллахон банди) is a historic dam located near the village Eski Oqchob, 65 km east of the city Nurota in Uzbekistan. It impounds the river Beklarsoy and was built in the 1580s by Abdullah Khan II, ruler of Bukhara.[1] The dam is an important milestone for Central Asian hydroengineering, and has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on January 18, 2008, in the Cultural category.[2]


  1. ^ "Абдуллахон банди" [Abdullaxon bandi] (PDF). National Encyclopedia of Uzbekistan (in Uzbek). Tashkent. 2000–2005. pp. 34–35.
  2. ^ Abdulkhan Bandi Dam - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Coordinates: 40°30′N 66°21′E / 40.50°N 66.35°E / 40.50; 66.35

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