People

About the People

The Republic of Uzbekistan has 29.5 million inhabitants. The average population density is 51 persons per km2 . The urban population makes 51% of total population. The average life expectancy of people in Uzbekistan is 64 years for men and 70 years for women. Uzbekistan's population is dispersed among the territories of the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan, 12 viloyats (oblasts), 163 tumans (districts), and 120 cities and towns.

The capital city is Tashkent, which has more than 2.7 million residents. The city possesses the highest economical, scientific and cultural potential in the country. Tashkent is political and economical center of the Republic of Uzbekistan.