What is the capital of Uzbekistan?
Tashkent is the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a country in Central Asia. Located in the east of the country, a few dozen kilometers from the Kazakh border, Tashkent has a population of over 2.7 million. Administratively, Tashkent is both a city (Toshkent Shahri) and the capital of Tashkent province (Toshkent Viloyati).
The city of Tashkent is one of the oldest in Uzbekistan and dates back to ancient times. The region was then called Chach and the main city was called Chashkent or Shashkent.
In Soviet times, Tashkent was the fourth largest city in the Soviet Union and served as the metropolis of Central Asia. Today, Tashkent is the most important commercial and cultural center of the country and attracts tourists and businessmen from all over the world.