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Uzbekistan Geography 2017
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Uzbekistan Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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

Geographic coordinates:
41 00 N, 64 00 E

Map references:
Asia

Area:
total: 447,400 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 425,400 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 22,000 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 57

Area - comparative:
about four times the size of Virginia; slightly larger than California
Area comparison map: about four times the size of Virginia; slightly larger than California

Land boundaries:
total: 6,893 km
border countries (5): Afghanistan 144 km, Kazakhstan 2,330 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,314 km, Tajikistan 1,312 km, Turkmenistan 1,793 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
0 km (doubly landlocked); note - Uzbekistan includes the southern portion of the Aral Sea with a 420 km shoreline
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (doubly landlocked)

Climate:
mostly mid-latitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid grassland in east

Terrain:
mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; shrinking Aral Sea in west

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Sariqamish Kuli -12 m highest point: Adelunga Toghi 4,301 m

Natural resources:
natural gas, petroleum, coal, gold, uranium, silver, copper, lead and zinc, tungsten, molybdenum

Land use:
agricultural land: 62.6% arable land 10.1%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 51.7%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 7.7%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 29.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
42,150 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
most of the population is concentrated in the fertile Fergana Valley in the easternmost arm of the country; the south has significant clusters of people, while the central and western deserts are sparsely populated

Natural hazards:
NA

Environment - current issues:
shrinkage of the Aral Sea has resulted in growing concentrations of chemical pesticides and natural salts; these substances are then blown from the increasingly exposed lake bed and contribute to desertification and respiratory health problems; water pollution from industrial wastes and the heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides is the cause of many human health disorders; increasing soil salination; soil contamination from buried nuclear processing and agricultural chemicals, including DDT

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Geography - note:
along with Liechtenstein, one of the only two doubly landlocked countries in the world


NOTE: The information regarding Uzbekistan on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Uzbekistan Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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