Shohimardon

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Shohimardon
Shohimardon is located in Uzbekistan
Shohimardon
Shohimardon
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 39°59′N 71°48′E / 39.983°N 71.800°E / 39.983; 71.800
Country Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
Region Fergana Region
Area
 • Total 90 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 10,100
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)

Shohimardon (also Shahimardan or Shakhimardan, Russian: Шахимардан) is a small town in Fergana District of Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan. It is an exclave of Uzbekistan, surrounded by Kyrgyzstan, in a valley in the Pamiro-Alai mountains. According to legend, the Caliph Ali was buried in Shohimardon. The Uzbek poet Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi lived and worked in Shohimardon until he was stoned to death there in 1929.[1]

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  1. ^ Scott Malcolmson, Empire's Edge: Travels in South-Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, Verso, 1995, pp 212-219.

Coordinates: 39°59′N 71°48′E / 39.983°N 71.800°E / 39.983; 71.800