Urgut

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Urgut
Urgut / Ургут
In the platan grove
In the platan grove
Urgut is located in Uzbekistan
Urgut
Urgut
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 39°24′N 67°15′E / 39.400°N 67.250°E / 39.400; 67.250Coordinates: 39°24′N 67°15′E / 39.400°N 67.250°E / 39.400; 67.250
Country  Uzbekistan
Province Samarqand Province

Urgut (Uzbek: Urgut / Ургут; Russian: Ургут) is a town in the Samarqand Province of Uzbekistan and the capital of Urgut District. It is known for the grove of platans, some of which are more than 1000 years old. Urgut is located in mountainous areas.

1060-year old platan with a cave under its roots

Urgutlik (also known as Urguti in Tajik) people are a subgroup of ethnic Uzbeks who track their ancestry to people from a town of Urgut. There are almost 500,000 people who describe themselves as Urgutlik. Urgutlik people frequently use Tajik words in their daily conversation. Majority of the population speak Uzbek; however, there are some Tajik ethnic villages and they speak Tajik.

Urguti people are heavily involved in basic mercantile trading in their respective locations and in farming. In the town craftsmanship is also well-known which has been maintained traditionally throughout the centuries.[citation needed]

Urgut's biggest market with varied and relatively inexpensive merchandise attracts folks even from Samarkand, the capital of the Province

Also Urgut is well known as a main exporter In Uzbekistan of Marijuana. Although the government of Uzbekistan tries to hinder the cultivation Marijuana, it still remains one of the main incomes of Urgut population.

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