Name: Republic of Uzbekistan
Region: south central Asia
Currency: Uzbek Som (UZS)
Official language: Uzbek
Surface area: 447400 sq.km
Capital city: Tashkent
UN Membership date: March 2, 1992
Tourism:Itchan Kala is the walled inner town of the city of Khiva, Uzbekistan and has been protected as the World Heritage Site.
The historic center of Bukhara has been listed by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites.
The Registan was the ancient centre of the Samarkand city.UNESCO has listed the 2,750-year-old city on the World Heritage List.
Uzbekistan Mountains are an attractive place for those who love active forms of tourism such as mountaineering and rock climbing. Most well-known for its ease of access from Tashkent is , Chimgan located in the mountain of Greater Chimgan peak (3,309 m) of the Chatkal range at an altitude of 1,620 m. This place serves as a commencement for many routes of hiking, climbing, horse riding, mountain skiing and hang-gliding.
Desert fauna of Kyzyl Kum includes many kinds of rare animals.
There is a Kyzyl Kum nature reserve at the flood-land (tugai) drained by the Amu-Darya.