Uzbekistan Country in Asia information and #Uzbekistan photo – Uzbekistan flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. It’s known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Samarkand, a major city on the route, contains a landmark of Islamic architecture: the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, majolica-covered madrassas dating to the 15th and 17th centuries.
Population: 30.24 million (2013) World Bank
President: Islam Karimov
Currency: Uzbekistani som
Prime minister: Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Neighboring countries: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan