Bukhara Region

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Bukhara Region

Buxoro viloyati
Бухоро вилояти
Region
Bukhara in Uzbekistan
Bukhara in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 40°10′N 63°40′E / 40.167°N 63.667°E / 40.167; 63.667Coordinates: 40°10′N 63°40′E / 40.167°N 63.667°E / 40.167; 63.667
CountryUzbekistan
Established1938
CapitalBukhara
Government
 • HokimBarnoev O'ktam Isoevich
Area
 • Total41,934 km2 (16,191 sq mi)
Elevation
206 m (676 ft)
Population
(2017)
 • Total1,843,500
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (East)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (not observed)
ISO 3166 codeUZ-BU
Districts11
Cities11
Townships3
Villages121
Websitebuxoro.uz

Bukhara Region (Buxoro Region) (Uzbek: Buxoro viloyati/Бухоро вилояти, بۇحارا ۋىلايەتى) is a region of Uzbekistan located in the southwest of the country. The Kyzyl Kum desert takes up a large portion of its territory. It borders Turkmenistan, Navoiy Region, Qashqadaryo Region, a small part of the Xorazm Region, and the Karakalpakstan Republic. It covers an area of 39,400 km2. The population is estimated at 1,543,900 (end of 2009 data), with 71% living in rural areas.[1]

Buxoro Region is divided into 11 administrative districts. The capital is Bukhara (pop. est. 241,300 at the end of 2005).[1] Other major towns include Alat, Karakul, Galaasiya, Gazli, Gijduvan (pop. 40,600 end of 2005), Kagan (pop. 53,500, end of 2005), Romitan, Shafirkan, and Vabkent.

The climate is a typically arid continental climate.

The old city of Bukhara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous as a "living museum" and a center for international tourism. There are numerous historical and architectural monuments in and around the city and adjacent districts.

Buxoro Region has significant natural resources, especially natural gas, petroleum, graphite, bentonite, marble, sulfur, limestone, and raw materials for construction. The most developed industrial activities are oil refining, cotton ginning, textiles, and other light industry. Traditional crafts such as gold embroidery, ceramics, and engraving have been revived. Bukhara Region is the center of karakul sheep breeding and production of karakul pelts in Uzbekistan.[citation needed]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Districts of Bukhara
Key District name District capital
1 Olot District Olot
2 Bukhara District Galaosiyo
3 G'ijduvon District G'ijduvon
4 Jondor District Jondor
5 Kogon District Kagan
6 Qorako‘l District Qorako‘l
7 Qorovulbozor District Qorovulbozor
8 Peshku District Yangibozor
9 Romitan District Romitan
10 Shofirkon District Shofirkon
11 Vobkent District Vobkent

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistical Yearbook of the Regions of Uzbekistan 2009, State Statistical Committee, Tashkent, 2009 (in Russian).

External links[edit]

  • Official website
  • Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bokhara". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 156–157.