Tashkent Region

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Coordinates: 41°10′N 69°45′E / 41.167°N 69.750°E / 41.167; 69.750

Tashkent Region
Toshkent viloyati
Тошкент вилояти
Region
Country Uzbekistan
Capital Toshkent
Area 15,300 km2 (5,907 sq mi)
Population 4,450,000 (2005)
Density 291 / km2 (754 / sq mi)
ISO 3166-2 UZ-TO

Tashkent Region (Uzbek: Toshkent viloyati, Тошкент вилояти) is a viloyat (province) of Uzbekistan, located in the northeastern part of the country, between the Syr Darya River and the Tien Shan Mountains. It borders with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Sirdaryo Region and Namangan Region. It covers an area of 15,300 km². The population is estimated to be around 4,450,000.

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Toshkent Region is divided into 15 administrative districts. The capital is Toshkent (Tashkent) (pop est 2,000,000 inhabitants), which is also the capital of the country, and is governed separately from the province as an independent city. Other major cities include Angren, Olmaliq, Ohangaron, Bekobod, Chirchiq, G‘azalkent, Keles, Parkent, To‘ytepa, Yangiobod and Yangiyo‘l,

The climate is a typically continental climate with mild wet winters and hot dry summers.

Natural resources include copper, brown coal, molybdenum, zinc, gold, silver, rare earths, natural gas, petroleum, sulfur, [table salt], limestone, and granite.

Toshkent Region is the most economically developed in the country. Industry includes energy production, mining, metallurgy, fertilizers, chemicals, electronics, textiles, cotton purification, food processing and footwear.

Toshkent Region also has a highly developed agricultural industry, based primarily on irrigation. The main crops are cotton and hemp, but cereals, melons and gourds, fruit and vegetables and citrus fruits are increasing. Livestock is also important.

The region has a well-developed transportation infrastructure, with over 360 km of railways and 3771 km of surfaced roads. Tashkent has a large international airport, which is the main air gateway to the country.

Chatkal National Park, with beautiful mountains and forests, is located within Toshkent Province.

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