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

 

General


Population: 28,929,716 (2014), 28,661,637 (2013)
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 (March 24th 1990)
Head of Government: Shavkat Mirziyoyev (December 11th 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: 73.29 years (2014), 73.03 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 55.18 billion (2013), 51.17 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 112.6 billion (2013), 106.4 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 3,800 (2013), 3,600 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 7% (2013), 8.2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 19.1%, Industry 32.2%, Services 48.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 25.9%, Industry 13.2%, Services 60.9% (2012)
Industries: Textiles, food processing, machine building, metallurgy, gold, petroleum, natural gas, chemicals
Agriculture Products: Cotton, vegetables, fruits, grain; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.661 (116th)(2014), 0.654 (114th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 68 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 4.9% (2013), 4.8% (2012)

MilitaryUzbekistan Map


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

Current Situation

 

Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia. Uzbekistan 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.

(2014) Uzbekistan's continues to grow at a very high rate of growth, and as long as political stability is maintained this thrend is expected to continue into the future.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

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

Updated on: January 3rd, 2015