Subdivisions of Uzbekistan

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The Article 68 of the constitution of Uzbekistan defines:

The Republic of Uzbekistan shall consist of regions, districts, cities, towns, settlements, kishlaks and auls (villages) in Uzbekistan and the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Uzbekistan is divided into twelve provinces (viloyatlar, singular viloyat, compound noun viloyati e.g., Toshkent viloyati, Samarqand viloyati, etc.), one autonomous republic (respublika, compound noun respublikasi e.g. Qaraqalpaqstan Avtonom Respublikasi, Karakalpakistan Autonomous Republic), and one independent city (shahar. compound noun shahri, namely Toshkent shahri).

The provinces are further divided into districts (tuman).

Pre 1991 history[edit]

For the history during Soviet time see: Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic#Subdivisions