CERCLE DIPLOMATIQUE - issue 02/2020

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LE MONDE UZBEKISTAN

Gold on the Silk Road

The young country with an old history has a lot of potential for investors and

tourism as one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Text: Stephan Burianek

FACTS &

FIGURES

Uzbekistan

Population: 34,036,800

(2020 estimate)

Capital: Tashkent

Official languages: Uzbek,

Karakalpak (in Karakalpakstan)

Area: 448,978 km 2

Religion:

Muslims: 88.6 %

Christians: 9.4 %

Zoroastrian: 0.2 %

Non-religious and others: 2 %

Ethnic groups:

Uzbeks: 83.8 %

Tajiks: 4.8 %

Kazakhs: 2.5 %

Russians: 2.3 %

Karakalpaks: 2.2 %

Tatars: 1.5 %

Others: 4.5 %

Form of government:

Unitary presidential constitutional

secular republic

President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Prime Minister: Abdulla Aripov

Currency: Uzbek som (UZS)

GDP (PPP) per capita:

$1,831 (2020 estimate)

PHOTOS: ADOBE STOCK

Uzbekistan is the world‘s only

landlocked country besides

Liechtenstein that is exclusively

surrounded by other landlocked

countries.

TASHKENT. The amount

of shiny buildings in

the capital is steadily

growing.

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