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Uzbekistan Flag

Shop for authentic Uzbekistan Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Uzbekistan flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Uzbekistan flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Uzbekistan National Anthem, historical information about the Uzbekistan flag, and demographic data about Uzbekistan

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History of the Uzbekistan Flag

The Uzbekistan flag features three horizontal bands in the colors of blue, white, and green. The white band has a very thin red border. In the top left-hand corner on the blue stripe is a crescent and twelve 5-pointed stars in three rows. The blue color of the Uzbekistan flag represents the water and the sky, the white color represents peace and purity, and the green color represents the nature and fertile land of the country, as well as representing Islam. The red color represents "the life force with everyone." The crescent on the flag represents the new Uzbekistan as an independent country, as well as Islam, and the twelve stars represent the months of the Islamic Calendar as well as the Zodiac constellations. The Uzbekistan flag was adopted on November 18th, 1991, following their independence in August.

Uzbekistan is a double landlocked country (a country that is surrounded by landlocked countries) located in Central Asia. The only other double landlocked country in the world is Liechtenstein. It shares borders with Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. The largest and capital city in Uzbekistan is called Tashkent. It is a country that has been ruled and governed by many different Empires throughout history including the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, and the Mongol Empire. During the 19th century, as the Russian Empire was getting larger, it spread into Central Asia in the 1920s, Uzbekistan, as well as the rest of Central Asia became part of the Soviet Union until they declared their independence on August 31st, 1991.

The majority of Uzbekistan's economy is based on the agriculture and it is a very big producer and exporter of cotton, one of the largest in the world, and it is home to the fourth largest gold deposit in the world. Tourism also contributes to the economy with many historical sites and monuments to visit. The three main tourist destinations in Uzbekistan are Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand. Khiva is a city in Uzbekistan that is divided into two parts called Dichan Kala (Outer town) and Itchan Kala (inner town). Itchan Kala is very popular amongst tourists and is home to over 50 monuments and 250 old houses that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

The most prominent site here is the "Djuma Mosque" which was originally built in the 10th century but rebuilt in 1788. Bukhara is the fifth largest city in Uzbekistan and is located along the major trade route the "silk road" and is considered to be a "medieval city museum" with approximately 150 historical buildings and monuments. The most visited one is "Kalyan Minaret" which is also referred to as the "tower of death" and is where criminals were killed by being thrown off the roof. Samarkand is a city in Uzbekistan that is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia. During the 13th century, the emperor at the time, "Timur" made Samarkand the capital of the "Timurid Empire." The "Registan" (which translates as sandy-place or desert) is one of Samarkand's most important sites and is the public square where crowds used to gather to hear proclamations or for public executions.

Geographic Coordinates
41 00 N, 64 00 E
Area
447,400 sq km
Population
27,865,738
Life Expectancy
72.24 years
Government Type
Republic
Capital
Tashkent (Toshkent)
GDP
$77.55 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
1.1% (2009 est.)
Currency
Uzbekistan som (UZS)
Calling Code
+998
Internet TLD
.uz

Uzbekistan National Anthem

National Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan (O'zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi)

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Lyrics

My sunny free land, happiness and salvation to your people,
You are a warmhearted companion to your friends!
Flourish forever with learning and creativity,
May your glory shine as long as the world exists!

These golden valleys -- dear Uzbekistan,
The courageous spirit of your ancestors is with you!
When the great power of the people raged,
(You were) the country that charmed the world!

The faith of an open-hearted Uzbek does not die out,
The young free generation is a strong wing for you!
Beacon of independence, guardian of peace,
Lover of truth, motherland, flourish forever!

These golden valleys -- dear Uzbekistan,
The courageous spirit of your ancestors is with you!
When the great power of the people raged,
(You were) the country that charmed the world!