Geography of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 447,400 km² (approx. 172,741 mi²). Continental shelf of Uzbekistan is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Uzbekistan is located in Asia. Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. Asian countries include, but are not limited to, Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea. Uzbekistan has 5 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. Uzbekistan is a landlocked country. The average elevation range of Uzbekistan is 450 m (1,476 ft).
Total length of land borders of Uzbekistan is 6893 kilometers (~2,661 miles). Uzbekistan shares its land borders with 5 different countries, and has the same number of unique land boundaries to neigbouring territories. As in the case of Uzbekistan, if a country has the same number of unique neighboring territories as number of land borders, than that country has no non-contiguous sections of a land border. This is in contrast to several countries that have multiple non-contiguous sections of land borders. Uzbekistan has 5 neighbouring countries. Its neighbours include Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. The lengths of the land borders of Uzbekistan with its neighbouring countries are as follows:
- Afghanistan - 137 km (85 mi),
- Kazakhstan - 2203 km (1,369 mi),
- Kyrgyzstan - 1099 km (683 mi),
- Tajikistan - 1161 km (722 mi),
- Turkmenistan - 1621 km (1,007 mi).
The capital city of Uzbekistan is Tashkent. The largest city in Uzbekistan is Tashkent.
The average elevation range of Uzbekistan is 450 m (1,476 ft). The highest point of Uzbekistan is Khazret Sultan, with its official height being 4643 m (15,234 ft). The lowest point of Uzbekistan is Sariqarnish Kuli. It lies at -12 m (-39 ft), i.e. below the sea level. The elevation difference between the highest (Khazret Sultan) and lowest (Sariqarnish Kuli) points of Uzbekistan is 4655 m (2 ft).
The total land area of Uzbekistan is 447,400 km² (approx. 172,741 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Uzbekistan is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Uzbekistan is approximately 447,400 km² (~172,741 mi²). Uzbekistan is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.
Forest and arable land
19,690 km² of Uzbekistan's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 4% of all the land in the country. There are 44,710 km² of arable land in Uzbekistan, and it comprises 10% of the country's total territory.
Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.
The most notable natural resources found in Uzbekistan are natural gas, petroleum, coal, gold, uranium, silver, copper, lead and zinc, tungsten, molybdenum.