The city of “Tashkent” is located in ?

(1) Uzbekistan
(2) Kazakhstan
(3) Russia
(4) Kyrgystan

Correct Answer : (1) Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and of the Tashkent Province.

Explanation:

Tashkent city lies in eastern Uzbekistan and is the capital of the country. It is the most populated city in Central Asia, with a population of 2.5 Million in 2020.

This historic city is associated with the Tashkent Declaration of 10 January, 1966 which was a peace agreement between India and Pakistan after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. The Tashkent conference, under UN, American and Russian pressure, compelled Pakistan and India to restore their national boundary and the 1949 ceasefire line in Kashmir.

It is the main economic and cultural center of Central Asia. It is located in the most industrially developed section of Uzbekistan.

The city was destroyed by Genghis Khan in 1219, it was later rebuilt and profited from its location at the Silk Road. In 1865, it was conquered by the Russian Empire and the country became later part of the Soviet Union.

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