After the Mongol Conquests, the area became increasingly dominated by Turkic peoples.
The city of Shahrisabz was the birthplace of the Turco-Mongol warlord Timur, who in the 14th century established the Timurid Empire and was proclaimed the Supreme Emir of Turan with his capital in Samarkand.
Uzbekistan has an area of 447,400 square kilometres (172,700 sq mi).
It is the 56th largest country in the world by area and the 42nd by population.
Uzbeks constitute 81% of the population, followed by Russians (5.4%), Tajiks (4.0%), Kazakhs (3.0%), and others (6.5%).O'zbekiston ilk bor bunday katta musobaqaga mezbonlik qildi... From 23 to 28 April, cycling fans around the world watched the events of one of the most spectacular tournaments of our continent the 39th Asian Track Cycling Championship.For the first time such a large-scale event was held in Uzbekistan...Following the death of Islam Karimov in 2016, the second president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, started a new course, which was described as a A Quiet Revolution and Revolution from Above.He stated he intended to abolish cotton slavery, systematic use of child labour, exit visas, to introduce a tax reform, create four new free economic zones, and he amnestied some political prisoners.
Along with Liechtenstein, it is one of the world's only two doubly landlocked countries.