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The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) seeks to promote trade and investment ties, cultural exchanges and bonds of friendship between the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan. In performing these functions, the AUCC places primary emphasis on serving the needs and interests of its members.

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN UZBEKISTAN

Introduction

Uzbekistan - a state located in the heart of Asia at the crossroads of the Ancient Silk Road. This is a region where East and West came together, where their cultures and religions mingled and created great scholars and thinkers. Ancient Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva are pearls of world civilization.

The total area of the country is 447,400 sq. km. Uzbekistan borders Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

Population of the Republic of Uzbekistan is 27 million people. The ratio of rural to urban population is 63% to 37%. In terms of population, Uzbekistan ranks third among CIS countries and first among Central Asian countries. Almost 80% of the population is Uzbek.

Uzbekistan is a multinational country. Over 100 nationalities and ethnic groups live in Uzbekistan.

Religions are represented by Muslims 80% (mainly by Sunnites), Orthodox Christians 9% and others 3% (Jews, Buddhists, Catholics, Protestants and others).

Tashkent is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan (Population is about 2,500,000), as well as the major transport hub and industrial, business and cultural center of Central Asia.