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For centuries, the territory of present day Uzbekistan was a kind of bridge between the east and the west, between countries and people,the crossroads of caravan routes,a meeting place for languages,cultures and religions and central asia has also been a junction where the largest cultures in the Asian continents.The great silk road,which ran from Rome to China,was in its main segment in the hands of people of Central Asia.This trans-asian highway played a huge role in the interaction of artistic cultures of the east and the west.

Capital: TASHKENT
Language: UZBEK, TURKIC
Currency: UZBEKISTANI SO’M (1 UZBEKISTANI SO’M = RS 0.0075) * approx.
Country code: +998
Country Status: REPUBLIC

Climate

Uzbekistan’s climate is classified as continental, with hot summers and cool winters. Summer temperatures often surpass 40 °C (104 °F); winter temperatures average about −2 °C (28 °F), but may fall as low as −40 °C (−40 °F). Most of the country also is quite arid, with average annual rainfall amounting to between 100 and 200 millimeters (3.9 and 7.9 in) and occurring mostly in winter and spring. Between July and September, little precipitation falls, essentially stopping the growth of vegetation during that period of time.

Culture

The culture of Uzbekistan is vibrant and unique—it was formed over thousands of years, incorporating the traditions and customs of the peoples who at various times inhabited the territory of modern Uzbekistan.

The ancient Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Chinese, Russians, and nomadic Turkic tribes have all contributed to Uzbek culture, which is considered the epitome of Central Asian, crossroads cultures. The traditions reflecting the multinational nature of Uzbekistan are omnipresent in its music, dance, painting, applied arts, language, cuisine, and clothing. Each region of Uzbekistan has its own unique shades as well, which are most clearly manifested in national dress and local dialects.