Shohimardon

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Shohimardon
Shohimardon is located in Uzbekistan
Shohimardon
Shohimardon
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 39°59′N 71°48′E / 39.983°N 71.800°E / 39.983; 71.800
Country Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
Province Fergana Province
Area
 • Total 90 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population (1993)
 • Total 5,100
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)

Shohimardon (also Shahimardan or Shakhimardan, Russian: Шахимардан) is a small town in Fergana Province in eastern Uzbekistan. It is an exclave of Uzbekistan, surrounded by Kyrgyzstan, in a valley in the Pamiro-Alai mountains. According to legend, the Caliph Ali was buried in Shohimardon. The Uzbek poet Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi lived and worked in Shohimardon until he was murdered there in 1929.[1]

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  1. ^ Scott Malcolmson, Empire's Edge: Travels in South-Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, Verso, 1995, pp 212-219.

Coordinates: 39°59′N 71°48′E / 39.983°N 71.800°E / 39.983; 71.800