Vabkent Minaret
Vabkent Minaret
Vobkent is located in Uzbekistan
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 40°02′N 64°31′E / 40.033°N 64.517°E / 40.033; 64.517
Country Uzbekistan
RegionBukhara Region
DistrictVobkent District
 • Total17,800

Vobkent (Uzbek: Vobkent / Вобкент; Tajik: Вобкент; Russian: Вабкент) is a city in the Bukhara Region of Uzbekistan and the capital of Vobkent District.[1] It is famous for a minaret constructed in 1196–1198, under the reign of Ala ad-Din Tekish.

Vabkent is situated ca. 28 km from the city of Bukhara. Its population is 17,800 (2016).[2] It has textile industry and poultry.[3]

See also


  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. ^ Soliyev, A.S. Shaharlar geografiyasi [Geography of cities] (PDF) (in Uzbek). p. 144.
  3. ^ "ВАБКЕНТ | это... Что такое ВАБКЕНТ?".

External links

  • Media related to Vobkent at Wikimedia Commons
  • Vabkent article on WikiMir

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