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Geography of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is located in the heart of Central Asia, between such major rivers as the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, and indulges his people favorable natural and geographical conditions.

The territory of Uzbekistan exceeds the size of the European countries such as Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, the United Kingdom and is coupled 448.9 thousand kilometers.
Today the total length of the state borders of the Republic of Uzbekistan is 6221kilometr. Border of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the border of Kazakhstan lies in the north-east, east and south-east - Uzbekistan borders with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the west - with Turkmenistan, and in the south - with Afghanistan.
In the northernmost point there is Ustyurt plateau, which refers to the flat part of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The southernmost point is the city of Termez, in Surkhandarya region. The length between the two territories is 930 kilometers. West Point is located on the Ustyurt plateau and the east - the Ferghana Valley, on the border with Kazakhstan. The distance between them is greater than the distance from north to south and is 1425 kilometers.
The landscape of the republic is divided into three parts as a rule. To the east and south-east are the mountains and foothills, west - this arid deserts and semi-deserts, and plains place in the north-west and south-west. In Uzbekistan, there is the lowest point - 12 meters below sea level, which is in the drainage basins Mynbulak.
In turn, the largest river not only in Uzbekistan, but also throughout Central Asia - is the Amu Darya and Syr Darya. The length of the Amu Darya River - 1,415 kilometers, and the Syr Darya - 2122 kilometers. With this in mind, you will notice that these rivers constitute two river basins.
Uzbekistan is rich in minerals, such as deposits of oil, gas, coal, and precious, rare, non-ferrous metals.
Large lakes on the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan are not so many. The largest and best-known - is the Aral lake. Most likely, it's even the sea, because it takes quite a vast area.
The climate in Uzbekistan is very hot, continental, as can be seen in the strong contrasts in temperature. Uzbekistan - a sunny country and the high standing of the sun, heat, light, and drought is very typical for the country. The duration of a summer day - 15 hours, and winter - about 9 hours.
The Republic of Uzbekistan is simply built on contrasts and it is in this perspective, it is of greatest interest. It is not surprising that Uzbekistan - a unique combination of mountainous terrain with plains. Its territory comprises arid deserts and mountains, shrouded in perennial snows. Here the river filled to the brim with water infused with anhydrous spaces. Here, everything is in harmony not only with each other but also with everything that surrounds it.

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