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    Uzbekistan Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/uzbekistan/uzbekistan_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Central Asia, north of Afghanistan


      Geographic coordinates: 41 00 N, 64 00 E


      Map references: Asia


      Area: total: 447,400 sq km
      water: 22,000 sq km
      land: 425,400 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than California


      Land boundaries: total: 6,221 km
      border countries: Afghanistan 137 km, Kazakhstan 2,203 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,099 km, Tajikistan 1,161 km, Turkmenistan 1,621 km


      Coastline: 0 km (doubly landlocked); note - Uzbekistan includes the southern portion of the Aral Sea with a 420 km shoreline


      Maritime claims: none (doubly landlocked)


      Climate: mostly midlatitude desert, long, hot summers, mild winters; semiarid grassland in east


      Terrain: mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; broad, flat intensely irrigated river valleys along course of Amu Darya, Syr Darya (Sirdaryo), and Zarafshon; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; shrinking Aral Sea in west


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Sariqarnish Kuli -12 m
      highest point: Adelunga Toghi 4,301 m


      Natural resources: natural gas, petroleum, coal, gold, uranium, silver, copper, lead and zinc, tungsten, molybdenum


      Land use: arable land: 10.8%
      permanent crops: 0.91%
      other: 88.29% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 42,810 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: NA


      Environment - current issues: shrinkage of the Aral Sea is resulting in growing concentrations of chemical pesticides and natural salts; these substances are then blown from the increasingly exposed lake bed and contribute to desertification; water pollution from industrial wastes and the heavy use of fertilizers and pesticides is the cause of many human health disorders; increasing soil salination; soil contamination from buried nuclear processing and agricultural chemicals, including DDT


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: along with Liechtenstein, one of the only two doubly landlocked countries in the world


      NOTE: The information regarding Uzbekistan on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Uzbekistan Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.



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