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Tashkent

[tahsh-kent, tash-; Russian tuh-shkyent]
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noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Uzbekistan, in the NE part.

Uzbekistan

[oo z-bek-uh-stan, -stahn, uhz-]
noun
  1. a republic in S central Asia. 172,741 sq. mi. (447,400 sq. km). Capital: Tashkent.
Formerly Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic.
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  • South-west of Tashkent is the district of Samarcand, with a capital of the same name.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • These conditions were sent from Tashkent on the 9th of April, 1872.

    The Life of Yakoob Beg

    Demetrius Boulger

  • Tashkent fell in the former year, and the capital in the latter.

    The Life of Yakoob Beg

    Demetrius Boulger

  • After this severe defeat the Russians laid close siege to Tashkent.

    The Life of Yakoob Beg

    Demetrius Boulger

  • From Tashkent they went to Khokand, where their numbers rose to sixty-eight.

    The Life of Yakoob Beg

    Demetrius Boulger


British Dictionary definitions for tashkent

Tashkent

noun
  1. the capital of Uzbekistan: one of the oldest and largest cities in central Asia; cotton textile manufacturing. Pop: 2 160 000 (2005 est)Uzbek name: Toshkent

Uzbekistan

noun
  1. a republic in central Asia: annexed by Russia in the 19th century, it became a separate Soviet Socialist republic in 1924 and gained independence in 1991. Official language: Uzbek. Religion: believers are mainly Muslim. Currency: sum. Capital: Tashkent. Pop: 28 661 637 (2013 est). Area: 449 600 sq km (173 546 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

tashkent in Culture

Uzbekistan

[(ooz-bek-uh-stan, ooz-bek-uh-stahn)]

Republic located in central-west Asia, bounded by Kazakhstan to the west and north, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, Afghanistan to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southwest. Its capital and largest city is Tashkent.

Note

This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
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