Angren, Uzbekistan

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Angren
Angren / Ангрен
Angren market
Angren market
Angren is located in Uzbekistan
Angren
Angren
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 41°1′N 70°8′E / 41.017°N 70.133°E / 41.017; 70.133Coordinates: 41°1′N 70°8′E / 41.017°N 70.133°E / 41.017; 70.133
Country Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
Province Tashkent Province
Founded 1942
City status 1946
Elevation 961 m (3,153 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 126,530
Postal code 110200
Area code(s) (+998) 7066


Angren (Uzbek: Angren / Ангрен; Russian: Ангрен) is a city in eastern Uzbekistan 70 mi (110 km) east of Tashkent. It was founded in 1946 as a center for the Uzbek SSR's coal industry.[1] It is located on the Angren River.

A notable industrial town, it has a large construction-materials industry, a rubber processing plant and a power station.

Prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, the city had a significant Russian population. The population of the city has declined since the early 1990s because of very poor living conditions, unemployment and mass immigration. In 1992 it had a population of 133,000 but as of 2005 it was 126,962.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica