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39°24′54″N 63°48′12″E / 39.41500°N 63.80333°E / 39.41500; 63.80333
|• Total||3,230 km2 (1,250 sq mi)|
|• Density||31/km2 (81/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (UZT)|
Olot District (Uzbek: Olot tumani) is a district of Bukhara Region in Uzbekistan. The capital lies at the city Olot. It has an area of 3,230 km2 (1,250 sq mi) and its population is 101,300 (2021).
The district consists of 1 city (Olot), 8 urban-type settlements (Ganchi Chandir, Kesakli, Qirtay, Sola qorovul, Jayxunobod, Oʻzbekiston, Chovdur, Boʻribek Chandir) and 10 rural communities.
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).
- ^ a b "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.
- ^ "Buxoro viloyatining ma'muriy-hududiy bo'linishi" [Administrative-territorial division of the Bukhara Region] (PDF) (in Uzbek). Bukhara regional department of statistics.
- ^ Urban and rural population by region, Bukhara regional department of statistics (in Uzbek).