Olot, Uzbekistan

Olot
City
Olot is located in Uzbekistan
Olot
Olot
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 39°25′N 63°48′E / 39.417°N 63.800°E / 39.417; 63.800Coordinates: 39°25′N 63°48′E / 39.417°N 63.800°E / 39.417; 63.800
Country Uzbekistan
RegionBukhara Region
DistrictOlot District
Town status1982
Population
 (2016)
 • Total13,200
Time zoneUTC+5 (UZT)

Olot (Uzbek: Olot, Russian: Алат, romanizedAlat) is a city and seat of Olot District in Bukhara Region in Uzbekistan.[1] Its population was 8,857 in 1989,[2] and 13,200 in 2016.[3]

The etymology of the name comes from the Turkic tribe Alat or Ala-at, also known in Arabic and Persian as Khalaj, and in Chinese as Boma, Hela, and Heloγ, all with a meaning "piebald horse". During the Middle Age, Alats played a prominent role in the history of southern Uzbekistan, Khorasan (Kalat), Persia and Afghanistan (Khalaj).

References

  1. ^ "Classification system of territorial units of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (in Uzbek and Russian). The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics. July 2020.
  2. ^ Population census-1989
  3. ^ Soliyev, A.S. Shaharlar geografiyasi [Geography of cities] (PDF) (in Uzbek). p. 144.


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