Baxt

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Baxt
Baxt
Town
M34 highway in Baxt
M34 highway in Baxt
Baxt is located in Uzbekistan
Baxt
Baxt
Location in Sirdaryo Province, Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 40°42′50″N 68°41′36″E / 40.71389°N 68.69333°E / 40.71389; 68.69333Coordinates: 40°42′50″N 68°41′36″E / 40.71389°N 68.69333°E / 40.71389; 68.69333
Country Uzbekistan
Province Sirdaryo Province
District Sirdaryo District
Settlement 1899
Population (1968)[1]
 • Total 9,100
Time zone Yekaterinburg Time (UTC+5)

Baxt (Baht) is a town in Sirdaryo District of Sirdaryo Province in Uzbekistan.[2] The estimated population in 1968 was 9,100.[1]

History[edit]

Baxt was founded in 1899 as a settlement serving the passing loop #121 on the Middle Asia Railway which connected Samarkand and Tashkent. In 1916, the passing loop was upgraded to a railway station. The station was named Velikoalexeyevskaya after the Russian prince Alexey, the apparent heir to the throne. In 1963, the settlement and the station were renamed Baxt (which means "Happiness" in Uzbek). In 1980, Baxt was granted town status.[2]

Economy[edit]

Industry[edit]

As of the 1970s, in Baxt there were a construction materials plant and a cotton purification factory.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Baxt has a railway station on a railway connecting Tashkent and Samarkand via Guliston. The M34 highway connecting Tashkent and Dushanbe passes through Baxt as well. There are also local roads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Бахт. Great Soviet Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ a b Поспелов, Е.М. (2001). "Бахт". Географические названия мира: Топонимический словарь (in Russian). АСТ. Retrieved 12 June 2012.