Overview - Uzbekistan

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Capital:Tashkent
Area:447,400 km²
Population:27,307,134 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Uzbek - 74.3%, Russian - 14.2%, Tajik - 4.4 %, others - 7.1%.
Religion(s):Muslim (mostly Sunni) - 88%, Eastern Orthodox - 9%, others - 3%.
Ethnic Group(s):Uzbek - 80%, Russian - 5.5%, Tajik - 5%, Kazakh - 3%, Karakalpak - 2.5%, Tatar - 1.5%, others - 2.5%.