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If You Have Peace In Your Land, You Will Have Health In Your Hand.

 

General


Population: 28,128,600 (2011)
Land Area: 447,400 sq km
Natural Resources: Natural gas, petroleum, coal, gold, uranium, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tungsten, molybdenum
Capital: Tashkent
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Islom Karimov (1990)
Head of Government: Shavkat Mirziyoyev (2003)
Languages: Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
Currency: Soum (UZS)
Major Religions: Muslim 88%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, Other 3%
Major Ethnicities: Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, Other 2.5%
Life Expectancy: 72.51 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 38.99 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 85.85 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 3,100 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 8.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 21.2%, Industry 32.3%, Services 46.4% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 44%, Industry 20%, Services 36% (1995)
Industries: Textiles, food processing, machine building, metallurgy, gold, petroleum, natural gas, chemicals
Agriculture Products: Cotton, vegetables, fruits, grain; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.641 (115th)
Tourism Revenue: 68 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 1.1% (2010)

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Army Size: 55 000 (2004)
Budget: 2% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Uzbekistan's economy is still struggling to become a market economy, with the government being slow in implementing market reforms. Uzbekistan is a large exporter of natural resources, notably gold and also to a lesser degree oil and natural gas. Cotton is also a major crop, with Uzbekistan being one of the largest producers.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Uzbekistan
Wikipedia: Uzbekistan
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/UZB.html

Updated on: January 2, 2012