|Tashkent is the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the administrative center of Tashkent region, which is not included. The largest by population city in Uzbekistan and Central Asia, the center of the Tashkent city agglomeration, the most important political, economic, cultural and scientific center of the country. Aviation, railway and automobile hub. Population: 2,3 million people, 63% Uzbek, 20% Russian.
Telephone code: 998 71. Postcode: 100000. Car code: 0109.
the city has many monuments, mosques, mausoleums and minarets. Tashkent is rich in bazaars which can be found in each district. The most interesting and ancient is the Chorsu Bazaar. In addition, in the capital there are interesting museums, such as the State Museum of Timurids, Museum of Art of Uzbekistan and etc.
the City was founded in II century BC and was called Chach-Tepa, which translated from Sogdian language meant six hills. In VIII century BC the city was destroyed by the Arabs. New town, later known as Tashkent, was founded in IX century a few miles West of the former location of the fortress of Chach. Tashkent translated from the Uzbek language means stone town.