Tashkent Region

Tashkent Region
Тошкент вилояти
Ташкентская область
The Chirchiq River in Khodzhikent
The Chirchiq River in Khodzhikent
Map of Uzbekistan, location of Tashkent Region highlighted
Map of Uzbekistan, location of Tashkent Region highlighted
Coordinates: 41°10′N 69°45′E / 41.167°N 69.750°E / 41.167; 69.750Coordinates: 41°10′N 69°45′E / 41.167°N 69.750°E / 41.167; 69.750
CountryUzbekistan
Administrative centreNurafshon
Government
 • HokimZoir Mirzayev [uz]
Area
 • Total15,250 km2 (5,890 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total2,975,900
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (East)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (not observed)
ISO 3166 codeUZ-TO
Districts15
Cities16
Towns95
Villages869

Tashkent Region (Uzbek: Toshkent viloyati, Тошкент вилояти, Russian: Ташкентская область) is a viloyat (region) of Uzbekistan, located in the northeastern part of the country, between the Syr Darya River and the Tien Shan Mountains. It borders with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Sirdaryo Region and Namangan Region, as well as the city of Tashkent which is a region in its own right, forming en enclave entirely encircled by the territory of Tashkent Region. It covers an area of 15,250 km².[2] The population is estimated 2,975,900 (2021).[1] Its capital is the city Nurafshon.[3] Other cities are Angren, Olmaliq, Ohangaron, Bekabad, Chirchiq, Gʻazalkent, Keles, Parkent, Yangiabad, and Yangiyoʻl.

Districts

Districts of Tashkent Region

The Tashkent Region consists of 15 districts (listed below) and seven district-level cities: Nurafshon, Olmaliq, Angren, Bekabad, Ohangaron, Chirchiq and Yangiyoʻl.[2][3]

District name District capital
1 Bekabad District Zafar
2 Boʻstonliq District Gʻazalkent
3 Boʻka District Boʻka
4 Chinoz District Chinoz
5 Qibray District Qibray
6 Ohangaron District Ohangaron
7 Oqqoʻrgʻon District Oqqoʻrgʻon
8 Parkent District Parkent
9 Piskent District Piskent
10 Quyichirchiq District Doʻstobod
11 Zangiota District Eshonguzar
12 Oʻrtachirchiq District Nurafshon
13 Yangiyoʻl District Yangiyoʻl
14 Yuqorichirchiq District Yangibozor
15 Tashkent District Keles

There are 16 cities (Nurafshon, Olmaliq, Angren, Bekabad, Ohangaron, Chirchiq, Yangiyoʻl, Oqqoʻrgʻon, Gʻazalkent, Boʻka, Parkent, Piskent, Chinoz, Keles, Doʻstobod, Yangiobod) and 95 urban-type settlements in the Tashkent Region.[2][3]

Climate

The climate is a typically continental climate with mild wet winters and hot dry summers.

Chatkal National Park, with mountains and forests, is located within Tashkent Region.

Economy

Natural resources include copper, brown coal, molybdenum, zinc, gold, silver, rare earths, natural gas, petroleum, sulfur, table salt, limestone, and granite.

Tashkent Region is the most economically developed in the country. Industry includes energy production, mining, metallurgy, fertilizers, chemicals, electronics, textiles, cotton purification, food processing and footwear.

Tashkent Region also has a highly developed agricultural industry, based primarily on irrigation to which the Tuyabuguz Reservoir is a major contributor. The main crops are cotton and hemp, but cereals, melons and gourds, fruit and vegetables and citrus fruits are increasing. Livestock is also important.

The region has a well-developed transportation infrastructure, with over 360 km of railways and 3771 km of surfaced roads. Tashkent has a large international airport, which is the main air gateway to the country.

References

  1. ^ a b "Urban and rural population by district" (PDF) (in Uzbek). Tashkent regional department of statistics.
  2. ^ a b c "Oʻzbekiston Respublikasining maʼmuriy-hududiy boʻlinishi" [Administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Uzbekistan] (in Uzbek). The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics. July 2021. Archived from the original on 4 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "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.

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