Nurafshon

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Nurafshon

Nurafshon / Нурафшон
Nurafshon is located in Uzbekistan
Nurafshon
Nurafshon
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 41°02′N 69°21′E / 41.033°N 69.350°E / 41.033; 69.350Coordinates: 41°02′N 69°21′E / 41.033°N 69.350°E / 41.033; 69.350
Country Uzbekistan
RegionTashkent Region
Population
 (2010)
 • Total22,111[1]

Nurafshon (Uzbek: Nurafshon / Нурафшон) is a town and the administrative centre of Tashkent Region in Uzbekistan. The population of the town is estimated at 21,000.

Until 2017, the town was known as Toytepa.

Geography

Nurafshon is located at 41°03′N 69°36′E / 41.050°N 69.600°E / 41.050; 69.600. The local time in Nurafshon is UTC/GMT +5 hours.

History

Two Zoroastrian period ossuaries, dating to the 6th century, are kept in the Samarkand museum.

Economy

Important cotton processing enterprises exist in Nurafshon, mostly due to Uzbek-South Korean joint ventures. Fluorspar, the most important source of fluorine, is mined at Nurafshon.

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