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Vobkent minaret.JPG
Vobkent is located in Uzbekistan
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 40°02′N 64°31′E / 40.033°N 64.517°E / 40.033; 64.517Coordinates: 40°02′N 64°31′E / 40.033°N 64.517°E / 40.033; 64.517
Country  Uzbekistan
Region Bukhara Region
District Vobkent District
Population (2004)
 • Total 16 600

Vobkent (Uzbek: Vobkent / Вобкент; Tajik: Вобкент; Russian: Вабкент) is a town in the Bukhara Region of Uzbekistan and the capital of Vabkent district. It is famous for a minaret constructed in 1196–1198, under the reign of Ala ad-Din Tekish.

Vabkent is situated ca. 28 km from the city of Bukhara. The population of Vobkent in 2004 was 16.600. It has textile industry and poultry.[1]

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