Yangiyer

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Coordinates: 40°16′N 68°49′E / 40.267°N 68.817°E / 40.267; 68.817

Yangiyer
Yangiyer / Янгиер
Yangiyer is located in Uzbekistan
Yangiyer
Yangiyer
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 40°16′N 68°49′E / 40.267°N 68.817°E / 40.267; 68.817
Country  Uzbekistan
Province Sirdaryo Province
Population (1991)
 • Total 29,600

Yangiyer (Uzbek: Yangiyer / Янгиер; Russian: Янгиер) is a city (1991 pop. 29.600) in Sirdaryo Province, Eastern Uzbekistan. It was established in 1957 as part of the grand Soviet project to cultivate the naturally saline virgin lands of Golodnaya Steppe, a vast area of about 10,000 square kilometres in Eastern Uzbekistan. The shortage of irrigation water was the main problem hindering the development of agriculture in the area.

The city has several plants including a plant of building materials (комбинат стройматериалов), pipe plant (гончарно-дренажный завод), asphalt plant (асфальтобетонный).

Yangier also has a branch of Tashkent Institute of Agriculture and Irrigation Engineering (Филиал Ташкентского Института Инженеров Ирригации и Механизации Сельского Хозяйства), a college of civil engineering (коммунально-строительный техникум) and a museum dedicated to cultivation of virgin lands of Golodnaya Steppe (Музей "Освоение Голодной Степи")

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