Uzbekistan Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the Republic of Uzbekistan?
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Last updated: May 17, 2020
First submittedApril 5, 2018
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The capital of Uzbekistan
Tashkent
Official language
Uzbek
Called by some the "de-facto" second official language
Russian
Until 1991, Uzbekistan was part of this country
Soviet Union
Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein are the only countries that are ...
Doubly Landlocked
Predominant religion
Islam
Formerly the world's fourth largest lake, now mostly evaporated
Aral Sea
Every country that Uzbekistan borders ends in these four letters
Stan
Region that Uzbekistan is part of
Central Asia
Uzbekistan is part of this ancient region which gave its name to the two-humped camel
Bactria
First major empire that Uzbekistan was part of
Achaemenid Empire
(Persian Empire)
Conqueror who conquered the area in 327 BC
Alexander the Great
Overland trade route which passed through Uzbekistan until the 18th century
Silk Road
Warlord born in the city of Shahrisabz in 1336 whose conquests killed an
estimated 5% of the world population
Timur
Ukbekistan's primary cash crop (hint: starts with C)
Cotton
Larger ethnic group which includes Uzbeks, Kazakhs, and Uyghurs
Turkic
Second-most populous city
Samarkand
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Level 78
May 17, 2020
My parents went on a farm tour of the USSR and visited Tashkent in the 1970s. It was a memorable trip for them, and yet I missed the one agricultural question on the quiz.
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Level 76
May 17, 2020
Karimov, Bukhara, Registan, Fergana valley - all too difficult for this quiz?
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Level 73
May 18, 2020
I thought to myself - how much do I actually know about Uzbekistan? Probably not much. Turns out 13/15 which is way better than I would have expected!
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Level 65
May 18, 2020
Surprised that Samarkand and Timur are not well-known.
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Level 67
May 18, 2020
I misspelled Samarkand by typing Samarkhand. Shame me! No mention of plov anywhere on this quiz.
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Level 71
May 18, 2020
Shame! Shame!

(Fortunately, Samarqand worked.)
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Level 73
May 18, 2020
Typo: "Ukbekistan's primary cash crop"
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Level 63
May 28, 2020
Third question from the end; Uzbekistan is misspelled.