Tashkent Region

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Tashkent Region
Toshkent viloyati
Тошкент вилояти
Map of Uzbekistan, location of Toshkent Region highlighted
Map of Uzbekistan, location of Toshkent Region highlighted
Coordinates: 41°10′N 69°45′E / 41.167°N 69.750°E / 41.167; 69.750Coordinates: 41°10′N 69°45′E / 41.167°N 69.750°E / 41.167; 69.750
Country Uzbekistan
Capital Toshkent
 • Hokim Ahmadjon Usmonov
 • Total 15,300 km2 (5,900 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 4,450,000
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone East (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+5)
ISO 3166 code UZ-TO
Districts 15
Cities 17
Townships 18
Villages 146

Tashkent Region (Uzbek: Toshkent viloyati, Тошкент вилояти) is a viloyat (region) of Uzbekistan, located in the northeastern part of the country, between the Syr Darya River and the Tien Shan Mountains. It borders with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Sirdaryo Region and Namangan Region. It covers an area of 15,300 km². The population is estimated to be around 4,450,000.


District name District capital
1 Bekabad District Zafar
2 Bostanliq District Gazalkent
3 Buka District Buka
4 Chinaz District Chinaz
5 Qibray District Qibray
6 Okhangaron District Okhangaron
7 Oqqurgan District Oqqurgan
8 Parkent District Parkent
9 Piskent District Piskent
10 Quyi Chirchiq District Dustobod
12 Orta Chirchiq District Toytepa
13 Yangiyol District Gulbakhor
14 Yukori Chirchiq District Yangibozor
11, 15 Zangiata District Keles


Toshkent Region is divided into 15 administrative districts. The capital is Toshkent (Tashkent) (pop est 2,000,000 inhabitants), which is also the capital of the country, and is governed separately from the region as an independent city. The cities are Angren, Olmaliq, Okhangaron, Bekabad, Chirchiq, Gazalkent, Keles, Parkent, Toytepa, Yangiabad and Yangiyo‘l.

The climate is a typically continental climate with mild wet winters and hot dry summers.

Natural resources include copper, brown coal, molybdenum, zinc, gold, silver, rare earths, natural gas, petroleum, sulfur, [table salt], limestone, and granite.

Toshkent Region is the most economically developed in the country. Industry includes energy production, mining, metallurgy, fertilizers, chemicals, electronics, textiles, cotton purification, food processing and footwear.

Toshkent Region also has a highly developed agricultural industry, based primarily on irrigation. The main crops are cotton and hemp, but cereals, melons and gourds, fruit and vegetables and citrus fruits are increasing. Livestock is also important.

The region has a well-developed transportation infrastructure, with over 360 km of railways and 3771 km of surfaced roads. Tashkent has a large international airport, which is the main air gateway to the country.

Chatkal National Park, with beautiful mountains and forests, is located within Tashkent Region.


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