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Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Bibi-Khanym Mosque

Bibi-Khanym Mosque

In the 15th century, it was one of the largest and most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world.
Photo by Snowscat

UZBEKISTAN

Asia

UZBEKISTAN

Asia

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Capital: Tashkent (Toshkent)

Location: Central Asia, north of Turkmenistan, south of Kazakhstan

Government: Republic of Uzbekistan

Currency: Uzbekistani soum (UZS)

Area: 447,400 sq km

Population: 30,842,796 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Uzbek (official) 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%

Religion: Muslim 88% (mostly Sunni), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%

TimeZone: UTC+5

Tel Code: +998

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