Country File: Uzbekistan

Marching on through the Central Asia places on the way to Moscow, let’s take a look at today’s Country File — Ozbekiston Respublikasi, commonly known as Uzbekistan!

Flag of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan joined UNESCO on 26 October 1993, making it a real country by‘s standard; and it has 5 inscribed and 30 tentative World Heritage Sites:


Western Tien-Shan (2016)
Itchan Kala (1990)
Historic Centre of Bukhara (1993)
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures (2001)
Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz (2000)

Kanka (18/01/2008)
Shahruhiya (18/01/2008)
Abdulkhan Bandi Dam (18/01/2008)
Zaamin Mountains (18/01/2008)
Arab-Ata Mausoleum (18/01/2008)
Historic Center of Qoqon (18/01/2008)
Shokhimardon (18/01/2008)
Ahsiket (18/01/2008)
Ancient Pap (18/01/2008)
Gissar Mountains (18/01/2008)
Andijon (18/01/2008)
Siypantosh Rock Paintings (18/01/2008)
Ancient Termiz (18/01/2008)
Zarautsoy Rock Paintings (18/01/2008)
Boysun (18/01/2008)
Poykent (18/01/2008)
Varakhsha (18/01/2008)
Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (18/01/2008)
Chor-Bakr (18/01/2008)
Bahoutdin Architectural Complex (18/01/2008)
Sarmishsay (18/01/2008)
Rabati Malik Caravanserai (18/01/2008)
Mir-Sayid Bakhrom Mausoleum (18/01/2008)
Khazarasp (18/01/2008)
Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm (18/01/2008)
Minaret in Vobkent (18/01/2008)
Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan (19/02/2010)
Complex of Sheikh Mukhtar-Vali (mausoleum) (01/06/1996)
Khanbandi (dam) (01/06/1996)
Ak Astana-baba (mausoleum) (01/06/1996)

TCC counts Uzbekistan as a single place, and MTP as two:

Not familiar with The Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan? Here’s some background:

‘Uzbekistan separatist movement threatens ancient culture’

Post-Soviet world: what you need to know about Uzbekistan

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