Olot, Uzbekistan

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Olot
Town
Olot is located in Uzbekistan
Olot
Olot
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 39°25′N 63°48′E / 39.417°N 63.800°E / 39.417; 63.800
Country Uzbekistan
RegionBukhara Region
DistrictOlot District
Town status1982
Population
(2003)
 • Total11 500
Time zoneUTC+5 (UZT)

Olot (Uzbek: Olot, Russian: Алат) is a town and seat of Olot District in Bukhara Region in Uzbekistan. The town population in 1989 year was 8857 people.[1]

The etymology of the name comes from the Turkic tribe Alat or Ala-at, also known in Arabic and Persian as Khalaj, and in Chinese as Boma, Hela, and Heloγ, all with a meaning "piebald horse". During the Middle Age, Alats played a prominent role in the history of southern Uzbekistan, Khorasan (Kalat), Persia and Afghanistan (Khalaj).

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