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66,4 km

is the length of the large ring road. You can drive around Tashkent in 1 hour and 25 minutes.

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Tashkent chimes

have been a landmark of the city since 1947. In 2009, the monument was reconstructed and appeared a twin of this chimes. New complex looks identical to the current, but deployed in the opposite direction. Today, there is a cafe "Chimes Cafe" inside thehistorical monument.

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Sergeli is the largest district of Tashkent

Residents of the district are very friendly. For instance, there are several groups dedicated to this district on Facebook.

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14 000 people

can accommodate Humo Arena.

It is designed as a multifunctional indoor arena for various winter sports such as ice hockey, short track, figure skating, as well as boxing, basketball, volleyball, and other sports.

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The complex will also include a sporting museum, an indoor playground, gyms, a fitness center, catering facilities, a sports equipment store and other facilities.

Humo Arena will be commissioned by autumn of 2018.

National Bank of Uzbekistan

is the highest building in Tashkent.

It has 26 floors and its height is 108 meters.

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is a non-state theater, which has always identified itself as the Tashkent theater - the theater of the city, where everything and everyone are united, and various dialects are spoken on the streets, so you can hear both Russian and Uzbek speeches on its stage.

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One and only five-star hotel in capital

is HYATT Regency Tashkent. It includes seven floors, 300 guestrooms sized from 35 to 190 square meters, five conference rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a spa area, a pool, many open terraces with a beautiful view of the capital.

43 879people

were born in Tashkent in 2016

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The oldest university of the Republic

is National University of Uzbekistan, located in the Almazar district. It was founded in 1918, and today consists of 11 faculties.

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are one of the distinguishing peculiarities of Tashkent. None of the cities of Central Asia can boast of such a variety.

One of the oldest fountain is near the Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theatre (architects - A. Shchusev, V. Arkhangelsky , L. Karash).

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The fountain has shape of a cotton boll. It was built in 1947 by Japanese prisoners of war, and since then it has not been reconstructed. During a strong earthquake in 1966, the fountain and theatre was not damaged. In 2010 the fountain was reconstructed, lighting and musical accompaniment were added, and now it is a colored-music "dancing" fountain.

1 500 000

cubic meters of water is consumed in Tashkent daily.

Of those, 30% is delivered from underground and 70% - from surface water sources.

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More than 30% of the city

is green spaces.

The total area is 15,2 thousand hectares.

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Polytechnical Museum

is the first in Uzbekistan and in the region. Officially opened in November 2015. That's it famous for.

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The Polytechnical Museum was founded on the initiative of the JSC "UzAvtosanoat". The museum includes two floors: on the ground floor you can get acquainted with the history of the automobile industry and, in particular, its development in Uzbekistan; the second floor, or the "Interactive workshop", allows you to gain knowledge about the world by experience.

11 cinemas

are in Tashkent.

Two of them perform movies only in Uzbek.

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375 m is the height of the Tashkent Television Tower

This is the tallest tower in Central Asia and is the 12th tallest television tower in the world. Construction started in 1978 and it began operation 6 years later, on 15 January 1985.

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The observation deck is open for visitors every day from 10:00 to 20:00. The program of visiting includes: introduction to the exposition devoted to the history and construction of the TV tower; lifting on high-speed elevators to the observation deck (100 meters); town panorama; visiting the restaurant "Koinot". (ticket price for adult is 15 000 sums, ticket price for child aged 7-16 is 7 500 sums, children under 7 years of age go free.

Ticket price for foreign citizens is $15 fixed by state exchange rate of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan.

Phones: (+99871) 235-80-34, (+99871) 202-35-70.

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Alay Bazaar

is the oldest market in Tashkent, and also one of the attractions of the capital.

It emerged in the XII-XIII centuries on the Mount Alay as a place of trade on the trade route. In 1928, Alay Bazaar was officially founded. The bazaar appeared in a new form on June 18 2016


consists of three lines, operating on 36.2 km of route and serving 29 stations.

It is illegal to take pictures inside the metro system.

More than
2 900 000

of different nationalities live in the capital of Uzbekistan.

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In 3.5 years

Tashkent was completely restored after the earthquake in 1966, while the central part of the city was almost destroyed. In honor of this event, the memorial complex "Courage" was created.

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Largest fountain

is located on the Independence Square of Uzbekistan (architects - L. Adamov, S. Adylov, B. Zaritsky, S. Mezentsev, E. Rozanov, F. Tursunov).

During restorations in 2005, the mechanical systems were replaced and night lighting was added, but the appearance of the classical fountain remained.

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City emblem of Tashkent

was adopted in 1997. The authors are the artist D. Umarbekov and the sculptor A. Sharipov. The monument is placed on the square, opposite the railway station "Tashkent".

The emblem of the capital is an eastern round shield of blue color. In the center of the shield is a blue arch with the golden old oriental patterned opened gate. In the center of the arch there is an image of three mountain snowy peaks of blue color and a round golden flat cake over it. Under the arch there is a green plane tree, the trunk of which runs around two white rivers.

On the upper end of the shield is the golden Latin motto "KUCH ADOLAT DADIR" ("POWER IN JUSTICE"). A golden curved ribbon with the name of the city on the Latin of grey color is pictured in the lower part of the emblem. The ends of the ribbon are decorated on the left side with an orange bunch of grapes with green leaves, on the right side - orange cotton flowers. Flat cakes, cotton and grapes embody agriculture, land and labor, snowy peaks and plane trees - the rich nature of Tashkent. The round eastern shield is a symbol of protection.

2 500 000 books

were given to users of the National Library of Uzbekistan for the first half of 2017.

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6 twin towns

Tashkent is twinned with: Seattle (USA), Shanghai (China), Kortrijk (Belgium), Seoul (South Korea), Berlin (Germany), Ashgabat (Turkmenistan).

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"Fire-breathing" fountain

is the only and one in Uzbekistan, located on the territory of the family shopping and entertainment center Next.

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30,2 km

is length of the longest bus route in Tashkent. Bus number 121 runs between the 9th quarter of Yunusabad and Chinni Bozor.

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Tashkent Botanical Garden

is named after Academician Fedor Rusanov and is the largest in the Central Asian region and the second largest in the CIS.

Total area is 68 hectares. It is divided into 5 parts: which correspond to flora of the Eastern Asian, Indochinese, Circumborial (Crimea, Caucasus, Europe), North American and Central Asian regions.

6 000 people

can accommodate the largest shopping center in Uzbekistan - Samarqand Darvoza.

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About 5 000 items

are funded in Museum of Temurids' History, including 2 000 exhibit items.

The central exhibit items of the museum is a copy of the Quran of Usman, the principal of which is kept in the madrassa of Muya Muborak, which is the part of the Hazrat Imam Ensemble.

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Tashkent Plov or Festive plov

is one of the richest variations of a traditional dish. It is prepared on a large amount of oil with fat; seasoned with cumin, black pepper, turmeric, chickpeas, raisins, barberry and others. It is served with quail eggs and kazy (sausage from horse meat).

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Japanese garden

is the most popular place for wedding photo shoots. It was established on the territory of the Republican Trade and Exhibition Center "Uzexpocentre" on the joint initiative of the Embassy of Japan in Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Oficially opened on 25 August 2001.

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is one of the most anticipated animals of Tashkent Zoo. Almaty zoo presented three-year-old male Alatau on October 2016.

The zoo is open daily from 8:00 to 19:30. The ticket prices: children under 7 years of age and persons with disabilities go free, military men in compulsory service - 6,000 sums, - children aged 7-16 - 6,000 sums, 16 years and older - 10,000 sums. Phones: 289-07-95

19 000 marriages

were registered in Tashkent in 2016.

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8 languages

provides audioguide of red double-decker buses of Tashkent city tour. The route along the central part of Tashkent includes such attractions as the Hotel "Uzbekistan", the memorial complex, the monument "Courage", Hazrati Imom Square, Chorsu Bazaar, Istiklol Palace and Independence Square.

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is the arch at the entrance to Mustaqillik Square (Independence Square). That means in Russian - "Good and noble intentions". Arch opened on 1 September 2015. Its length is 150 meters, the height in the center of the structure is 12 meters, 16 marble pillars hold the weight of the whole structure.

34 000 people

can be accommodated at the Bunyodkor Stadium. It opened on 28 September 2012, the day of the 100 anniversary of Uzbek football.

Total area is 56 hectares.

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Tashkent water

was appeared in stores of the city in 1957. The Uzbek Research Institute named after Semashko studied high efficiency of this water in the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, joints, muscles, nervous system, skin diseases. Over time, the name became a household name.

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is the last tram route. It was closed on 2 May 2016.

Returned to the depot, the train completed the 115-year history of the Tashkent tram.

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Plov center

can be considered as one of the sights of Tashkent.

Here, plov is cooked in five cauldron every day.

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"Dry" fountain

can be found in Anhor Amusement Park.

The peculiarity of the fountain is that there are no bowls. Water jets, so-called geysers, stream straight from the plates.

2 200 years

turned Tashkent in 2009.

This year, according to the Decree of UNESCO, the celebration of the jubilee was held.

Afisha.uz congratulates you on the 26th anniversary of Independence!