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Urgut / Ургут
In the plane tree grove
In the plane tree grove
Urgut is located in Uzbekistan
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 39°24′N 67°15′E / 39.400°N 67.250°E / 39.400; 67.250Coordinates: 39°24′N 67°15′E / 39.400°N 67.250°E / 39.400; 67.250
Country  Uzbekistan
Region Samarqand Region
Population (2010)
 • Total 51 462
Area code(s) (+998) 366

Urgut (Uzbek: Urgut / Ургут; Tajik: Ургут; Russian: Ургут) is a town in the Samarqand Region of Uzbekistan and the capital of Urgut District. It is known for the grove of plane trees, some of which are more than 1000 years old. Urgut is located in mountainous areas.

1060-year old plane tree with a cave under its roots

Urgutlik (also known as Urguti in Tajik) people are a subgroup of ethnic Uzbeks who track their ancestry to people from a town of Urgut. There are almost 500,000 people who describe themselves as Urgutlik. Urgutlik people frequently use Tajik words in their daily conversation. Majority of the population speak Tajik and Uzbek.

Urguti people are heavily involved in basic mercantile trading in their respective locations and in farming. In the town craftsmanship is also well-known which has been maintained traditionally throughout the centuries.[citation needed]

Urgut's biggest market with varied and relatively inexpensive merchandise attracts folks even from Samarkand, the capital of the Region.

Also Urgut is well known as a main exporter In Uzbekistan of Marijuana. Although the government of Uzbekistan tries to hinder the cultivation Marijuana, it still remains one of the main incomes of Urgut population.