Kitab, Uzbekistan

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Kitab

Kifti-ob
Town
The Zarafshan Range from the center of Kitab
The Zarafshan Range from the center of Kitab
Kitab is located in Uzbekistan
Kitab
Kitab
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 39°08′01″N 66°52′55″E / 39.13361°N 66.88194°E / 39.13361; 66.88194Coordinates: 39°08′01″N 66°52′55″E / 39.13361°N 66.88194°E / 39.13361; 66.88194
CountryFlag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
RegionQashqadaryo Region
DistrictKitob District
Town status1976
Population
(2010)
 • Total43,961[1]
Time zoneUTC+5 (UZT)
Websitehttp://qashqadaryo.uz/index.php/hokimiyat/tassarufdagi-tashkilotlar/tuman-va-shahar-hokimliklari

Kitab (Uzbek: Kitob, Russian: Китаб) is a town in Kitob District of Qashqadaryo Region in Uzbekistan. It is the administrative center of Kitob District.

During the Soviet period, a major astronomical observatory was built at Kitab to commemorate its medieval reputation as the 'town of astronomers.'

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