Where is Tashkent?

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Where is Tashkent?

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Tashkent

The capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, is the largest city in Central Asia. It is the largest city in the country, its industrial, cultural and political center. Let us consider in more detail where Tashkent is located.

Geographical features of Tashkent

The city is located in the northeast of Uzbekistan (central part of Central Asia), almost on the border with Kazakhstan, from which only 25 kilometers to Tashkent. Here begins the foothills of the Tien Shan, which simulates the local landscape. The city is located in the zone of seismic activity. There are often earthquakes that cause considerable damage. One of the largest occurred in 1966, when the city was very damaged.

Tashkent is located in the valley of the Chirchik River. Not far from Tashkent there is a balneological resort, in the north-east of the city the Chimgan Mountains begin. Local landscapes do not resemble the semi-desert plains of Central Asia familiar to the eye.The terrain here is mountainous, there are even ski resorts. The mountains are covered with forests and there is a developed system of reservoirs nearby.

The nearest major city is Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, located 421 kilometers away. In addition to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan borders with Kyrgyzstan, to Bishkek - the capital - 538 km, from Afghanistan, to its capital Kabul - 1129 km, Turkmenistan, its capital Ashgabat is 1312 km from Tashkent. The largest neighbor is Kazakhstan, its capital Astana is located at 1,769 kilometers.

From Moscow to Tashkent 3398 kilometers. We'll have to go in transit through Kazakhstan.


Date: 08.10.2018, 16:34 / Views: 44164

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