Population: About 32 million

Capital city: Tashkent 

Neighbouring countries: Kazakhstan to the north, Kyrgyzstan to the east, Tajikistan to the southeast, Afghanistan to the south and Turkmenistan to the southwest.

Geography: As a result of its geographic position, Uzbekistan is an extremely dry country and is primarily comprised of desert terrain with some mountainous areas.

Political system: Authoritarian presidential republic

Major religions: Islam

Main languages: Uzbek and Russian

Money: The local currency is the Uzbekistani som (UZS). Uzbekistan is still very much a cash-based society, so bank cards are not commonly used. ATMs are scarce, and those that are available malfunction often.

Tipping: It isn't common or expected to tip in Uzbekistan. Some upmarket restaurants may add a 10 percent service fee to the bill.

Time: GMT+5 

Electricity: 220 volts, 50 Hz. Plugs with two rounded pins are used throughout the country.

Internet domain: .uz

International dialing code: +998

Emergency contacts: 101 (fire), 102 (police), 103 (ambulance)

Transport and driving: Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road in Uzbekistan. In Tashkent, local public transport consists of taxis, buses, trolleybuses, trams and trains.

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