Gold reserves of Uzbekistan are ranked fourth in the world after South Africa, the USA and Russia. And as for the extraction of gold - the second place among the CIS countries after Russia.
Uzbekistan is one of the top five global producers of cotton. Five countries: China, USA, India, Pakistan and Uzbekistan - together produce 65% of the total amount. For Export of cotton Uzbekistan is the third largest after the U.S. and India. More than 75% of the produced cotton fiber is exported.
Uranium reserves of Uzbekistan are ranked seventh in the world after Australia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada, South Africa and Ukraine, and the third in the world in its export after Kazakhstan and Australia.
On reserves and production of copper and tungsten Uzbekistan is among the top ten countries in the world.
Natural gas production in Uzbekistan is one of the top ten producing countries of the world and ranks third in the CIS after Russia and Turkmenistan. The gas industry of Uzbekistan is concentrated mainly in the areas of Gazly and Karshi. In 2010, Uzbekistan discovery of new natural gas field near Kosbulak deflection and the North Ustyurt region (Western Aral), as well as the prospective area Ernaza in the Bukhara-Khiva oil and gas region.
Ibn Sina, a polymath, his famous works are The Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine which were used as a text-book in european universities as late as 1650
Al Khwarizmi was a mathematician, astronomer and geographer. The term Algorithm and Algebra are derived from his name which shows his important contributions to mathematics.
Al Biruni was a historian, chronologist and linguist. He was known as the first anthropologist and father of geodesy for his contributions to geography. There is also a crater in the moon named after him (who would have thought)
Parents, when they grow old, live with the youngest son of the family. Rest of the kids will get married and move out to a new place, which, of course, is built or purchased by a father.
The oldest cities of Uzbekistan are more than 2750 years old, and the most famous of them - Samarkand, along with Rome, one of the oldest cities in the world.
Tashkent - one of the few cities in the world where you can see the starry night sky and it’s possible because of low gas content.
According to the total population of Uzbekistan is the third largest country in the CIS after Russia and Ukraine - more than 30 million people. More than tow thirds of Uzbekistan consists of plains (Turan lowlands, The Fergana Valley, the Valley of the Amu Darya, Syr Darya, Zarafshan and their tributaries) and third - of the mountains and foothills (foothills of the Tien Shan, Hissar-Alai).