Uzbekistan is situated between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya,the greatest Asian rivers. It is the region of flat- lands, mountains and deserts. The territory of the Republic covers 447,4 thousand square kilometers and is larger than Great Britain or Italy. Uzbekistan borders on Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tajikistan and Turkmenia. In the South Uzbekistan borders on Afghanistan. The Republic consists of 12 regions and the Karakalpak Republic. There are about 80 towns and 86 settlements of urban type here.
Uzbekistan is a warm and sunny region, which has long attracted travelers from all over the world. Uzbekistan is famous for its extraordinary hospitality: people here will always welcome you very warmly and cordially. It is an amazingly beautiful and resource-rich country. Nature is stunning in its diversity: the hot sands of the majestic Kyzylkum desert, along which numerous caravans paraded, the mountain systems of the Tien Shan and Pamir - lifeless steppes and deserts are replaced by oases, where cotton and fig, rice and grapes grow. Green plains are surrounded by mountain ranges covered with eternal snow. Thousands of streams and rivers flow down from the mountains, merging into the largest rivers of Asia - the Amu Darya and Syr Darya. Since ancient times, Uzbekistan has been considered a bridge between countries and peoples, the crossroads of ancient caravan routes, the meeting place of languages, cultures and civilizations. It was here that the Great Silk Road ran, connecting China, India, Central Asia, Iran, Iraq, as well as the countries of the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea. Numerous camel caravans transported silk and porcelain, spices and precious stones, carpets and medicines. The Uzbek land has experienced a lot: the ups and downs of civilizations, the wars of powerful empires, the migration of nations, the brilliance of scientific thought, the wonders of architecture. Therefore, visiting this magical and wonderful land, you will plunge into the past, feeling the breath of history.