Fergana Province

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Coordinates: 40°46′12″N 71°42′07″E / 40.77°N 71.702°E / 40.77; 71.702

Fergana Province
Farg‘ona viloyati
Province
Country Uzbekistan
City Farg'ona shaxri
Capital Fergana
Area 6,800 km2 (2,625 sq mi)
Population 2,597,500 (2005)
Density 382 / km2 (989 / sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 UZ-FA

Fergana Province (Uzbek: Farg‘ona viloyati, Russian: Ферганский вилоят) is a viloyat (province) of Uzbekistan, located in the southern part of the Fergana Valley in the far east of the country. It borders the Namangan and Andijan Provinces of Uzbekistan, as well as Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It covers an area of 6,800 km2. The population is estimated to be around 2,597,000, with over 71% of the population living in rural areas.

Fergana Province is divided into 15 administrative districts. The capital is the city of Fergana, with an estimated 214,000 inhabitants. Other major cities include Besharik, Khamza, Kokand, Kuva, Kuvasay, Margilan and Rishdan.

Fergana Province has a typically continental climate with extreme differences between winter and summer temperatures.

Agriculture is the main economy activity of Fergana Province, primarily irrigated cotton, sericulture, horticulture, and wine. Animal husbandry concentrates on meat and milk production.

Natural resources include deposits of petroleum, ceramic clays, and construction materials.

Industry is primarily based on oil refining, fertilizer and chemical production, textile and silk weaving, light industry, clothing and ceramics. The area is also a center for the production of traditional Uzbek handicrafts, especially pottery.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Districts of Fergana
District name District capital
1 Oltiariq District Oltiariq
2 Bag‘dod District Bag‘dod
3 Beshariq District Beshariq
4 Buvayda District Ibrat
5 Dang‘ara District Dang‘ara
6 Fergana District Vuadil
7 Furqat District Navbakhor
8 Qo‘shtepa District Langar
9 Quva District Quva
10 Rishton District Rishton
11 So‘x District Ravon
12 Toshloq District Toshloq
13 Uchko‘prik District Uchko‘prik
14 Uzbekistan District Yaypan
15 Yozyovon District Yozyovon

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