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Republic of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is a doubly landlocked country in Central Asia and also a former Soviet Republic. The sovereign state is a secularunitary constitutional republic, comprising 12 provinces, one autonomous republic, and a capital city. Uzbekistan is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Along with Liechtenstein, it is one of the world's only two doubly landlocked countries.
Uzbekistan has a diverse cultural heritage due to its storied history and strategic location. Its first major official language is Uzbek, a Turkic language written in the Latin alphabet and spoken natively by approximately 85% of the population. Russian has widespread use as an inter-ethnic communication language and as a language of governance. Uzbeks constitute 81% of the population, followed by Russians (5.4%), Tajiks (4.0%), Kazakhs (3.0%), and others (6.5%). Muslims constitute 79% of the population while 5% of the population follow Russian Orthodox Christianity, and 16% of the population follow other religions or are non-religious. A majority of Uzbeks are non-denominational Muslims.[14] Uzbekistan is a member of the CISOSCEUN, and the SCO


Capital
Tashkent
Square
447 400.0
Population
32 955 400
Languages
Uzbek, Russian, Tajik
Currency
UZS
Continent
Asia
Minister of Agriculture
   Minister of Agriculture of Uzbekistan: Jamshid Khojaev
Link to the Website of the Ministry
   http://www.agro.uz/ru/
Food Security Index
   45.90
Source for Food Security Index
   https://foodsecurityindex.eiu.com
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