General Information about Uzbekistan
Area: 447,4 square kilometers;
Population: more than 32 million of people;
Average population density is 59.4 people for 1 sq. km;
State language: Uzbek;
Currency unit: Sum;
Uzbekistan has been the UN, OSCE member since 1992. It is the member of CIS since 1991.
Uzbekistan is in the central part of Central Asia. Tashkent is the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan. It is in the Northeast of the Republic, in the middle part of Chirchik-Angren oasis. It is one of the ancient cities in Central Asia. Its history is more than 2 thousand years. In different periods Tashkent was called Chach, Shash, Bin-ket.
The official language of Uzbekistan is Uzbek. Uzbekistan is a multinational Republic. Its also secular country so religion there doesn't affect laws or rights of other believers.
Traditional dances are popular in Uzbekistan. Music and art play an important role in cultural life of Uzbekistan. National and international festivals are regularly held around the country.
Historical places, culture, national cuisine and opportunities for the active rest will interest even the most experienced travelers. Whether you are traveling en route through Uzbekistan or stay for a few weeks, you will find much interesting and exciting to see in Uzbekistan.
January 1 - New Year
March 8 - Women's Day
March 21 - Navruz (Islamic New Year)
May 9 - Memorial Day
September 1 - Independence Day
October 1 - Teacher's Day
December 8 - Constitution Day.
There are other religious holidays with varying dates: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha
HISTORY OF UZBEKISTAN:
Saying in general, Uzbekistan was settled up by ancient Turks and through its history has many memorable individuals and their bloody wars caused by invaders. The country has seen Alexander the Great, many of Arabian Emirs, was under pressure of Golden Horde and became a part of royal Russia. Due to these incidents Uzbek people from different provinces look different but same.
VISA OF UZBEKISTAN:
According to the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter Uzbekistan or travel through its territory for transit on the basis of entrance visas only. Foreign citizens and stateless persons can get visas at the diplomatic representations and consular missions of the Republic of Uzbekistan abroad on the basis of the visa support (confirmation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan).
Visa support is issued on the basis of application of the inviting organization, company and persons who are permanently or temporarily residing in Uzbekistan and submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Online application: http://evisa.mfa.uz/
Official statement of MFA of Uzbekistan: https://mfa.uz/en/consular/visa/
HOTELS IN UZBEKISTAN:
Uzbek hotels are known for their good service and friendliness. There are several 5-star hotels in Tashkent such as Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Intercontinental, etc. But other cities prefer to build guest houses which have ~15 suits and that's all. They are easier to keep and being supported by the government of Uzbekistan. Many of them could be rated at least for 3* but in fact, 99% is 2*.
All of them offer you breakfast + bed, many of them have Wi-Fi and some of them could offer you spa or hammam.