Regions of Uzbekistan

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Independent City, Autonomous Republic,
and Regions of Uzbekistan
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Category Unitary state
Location Republic of Uzbekistan
Number 12 regions
1 Autonomous Republic
1 Independent City
Populations (Regions only):777,100 (Sirdaryo) – 3,514,800 (Samarqand)
Areas (Regions only):4,200 square kilometres (1,621 sq mi) (Andijan) - 110,800 square kilometres (42,780 sq mi) (Navoiy)
Government Regional governments, Autonomous government, National government
Subdivisions Tuman
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Uzbekistan is divided into 12 regions (viloyatlar, singular – viloyat, viloyati in compound, e.g. Toshkent viloyati), 1 autonomous republic (respublika, respublikasi in compound, e.g. Qaraqalpaqstan Avtonom Respublikasi), and 1 independent city (shahar or shahri in compounds, e.g. Toshkent shahri). Names are given below in the Uzbek language, although numerous variations of the transliterations of each name exist. The regions in turn are divided into 160 districts (tumanlar, singular tuman).

Division Capital city Area
Population (2015)[1]
Andijan Region Andijan 4,200 2,857,300
Bukhara Region Bukhara 39,400 1,785,400
Fergana Region Fergana 6,800 3,444,900
Jizzakh Region Jizzakh 20,500 1,250,100
Xorazm Region Urgench 6,300 1,715,600
Namangan Region Namangan 7,900 2,554,200
Navoiy Region Navoiy 110,800 913,200
Qashqadaryo Region Qarshi 28,400 2,958,900
Samarqand Region Samarkand 16,400 3,514,800
Sirdaryo Region Guliston 5,100 777,100
Surxondaryo Region Termez 20,800 2,358,300
Tashkent Region Tashkent 15,300 2,758,300
Karakalpakstan Nukus 160,000 1,763,100
Tashkent 335 2,352,300

Enclaves and exclaves[edit]

There are four Uzbek exclaves, all of them surrounded by Kyrgyz territory in the Fergana Valley region where Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan meet. Two of them are the towns of Sokh, area of 325 km2 (125 sq mi) with a population of 42,800 in 1993 (with some estimates as high as 70,000, of which 99% are Tajiks and the remainder Uzbeks[2]) and Shohimardon, area of 90 km2 (35 sq mi) with a population of 5,100 in 1993 (91% are Uzbeks and the remainder Kyrgyz). The other two are the tiny territories of Chon-Kara (or Qalacha), roughly 3 km (1.9 mi) long and 1 km (0.62 mi) wide, and Jani-Ayil (or Dzhangail), a dot of land barely 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Chon-Kara is on the Sokh river, between the Uzbek border and the Sokh exclave.

Uzbekistan has a Tajikistan enclave, the village of Sarvan, which includes a narrow, long strip of land about 15 km (9.3 mi) long and 1 km (0.62 mi) wide, along the road from Angren to Kokand. The village of Barak (population 627), between the towns of Margilan and Fergana, was earlier thought to have been a tiny Kyrgyzstan enclave, but it has been shown that it is not completely surrounded by Uzbekistan.

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