Uzbekistan is landlocked and borders Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.
Most of the land features sandy desert with dunes. Some river valleys are found near Zarafshon, Sirdaryo and Amu Darya. The country experiences a desert climate with very scarce rainfall. The summers are very hot and the winters very cold.
This is the most popular of the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia with 26 million inhabitants. The Russians and Tajiks account for 10%, 3% Kazhiks and ethnic Uzbeks are about 80%.
Short about Uzbekistan
Is situated in the south western part of Asia and is mainly a desert land.
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