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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
27,865,738
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