Uzgen

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Uzgen
Өзгөн
12th century Karakhanid mausoleum in Uzgen
12th century Karakhanid mausoleum in Uzgen
Uzgen is located in Kyrgyzstan
Uzgen
Uzgen
Location in Kyrgyzstan
Coordinates: 40°46′0″N 73°18′0″E / 40.76667°N 73.30000°E / 40.76667; 73.30000Coordinates: 40°46′0″N 73°18′0″E / 40.76667°N 73.30000°E / 40.76667; 73.30000
Country Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
Province Osh Province
Elevation 1,029 m (3,375 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 49,410
Time zone KGT (UTC+6)

Uzgen (also Ozgon or Özgön, Kyrgyz: Өзгөн, Özgön; Russian: Узген) is a town in Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan. It is the capital of Uzgen District. According to 2009 Census the population of Uzgen was 49,410 [1]

History[edit]

The town is mentioned in Chinese annals of the second century BC. It was one of the capitals of the Karakhanids, who called it Mavarannahr and left three well-preserved mausolea.


Geography[edit]

Uzgen is located at the far eastern end of the Ferghana Valley, upstream of the point where the Kara-Darya enters the valley. It is 30 miles northeast of Osh, and 20 miles southeast of Jalal-Abad on the banks of the Kara-Darya.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Uzgen
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.3
(24.3)
−1.7
(28.9)
6.1
(43)
13.9
(57)
18.5
(65.3)
22.6
(72.7)
24.4
(75.9)
22.8
(73)
18
(64)
11.5
(52.7)
4.4
(39.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
11.2
(52.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40.9
(1.61)
51.2
(2.016)
77.8
(3.063)
86.3
(3.398)
71.9
(2.831)
38
(1.5)
19.6
(0.772)
10.9
(0.429)
12.6
(0.496)
54.9
(2.161)
54.6
(2.15)
40.7
(1.602)
559.4
(22.024)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7 7.4 8.6 8.1 8.7 6.4 4.4 3.1 2.9 4.9 5.7 6.1 73.3
Average relative humidity (%) 77.3 74.9 66.6 56.8 51.8 44.6 46.1 50 52.8 60.2 69 77.9 60.7
Source: "The Climate of Uzgen". Weatherbase. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 


Famous people born in Uzgen[edit]

Mirza Abu Bakr Dughlat's unsuccessful attempt to capture Uzgen (from the Baburnama).

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