[tahsh-kent, tash-; Russian tuh-shkyent]
- a city in and the capital of Uzbekistan, in the NE part.
[oo z-bek-uh-stan, -stahn, uhz-]
- 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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Examples from the Web for tashkent
He borrowed their satellite phone and contacted the CIA in Tashkent, who relayed his situation to Team Alpha.The First American: Excerpt from Henry Crumpton’s ‘The Art of Intelligence’
Henry A. Crumpton
May 14, 2012
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.
Tashkent fell in the former year, and the capital in the latter.
After this severe defeat the Russians laid close siege to Tashkent.
From Tashkent they went to Khokand, where their numbers rose to sixty-eight.
- 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
- 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)
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This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
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