Uzbekistan in the world Introduction: About Uzbekistan The Republic of Uzbekistan gained indpendence in 1991. Uzbekistan is doubly-landlocked country, located in the heart of Central Asia. Uzbekistan in the world Uzbekistan is the 56th largest country in the world by area and the 42nd by population. What is Uzbekistan known for? Uzbekistan is known for the Ancient Silk Road. It is a country that is home to the three most important Silk Road cities, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Tourism in Uzbekistan Unlike many of its neighbors, Uzbekistan is generally safe for visitors. Therefore, Uzbekistan attracts tourists with its historical, architectural, archeological and natural treasures. Uzbek traditions The main fact is that uzbeks love to gather in big groups and entertain the whole village or mahallya on family occasions.National holiday is Navruz. In Navruz people wear traditional costumes and cook sumalak. Interesting facts about Uzbekistan Uzbekistan has 5 UNESCO world heritage sites. In greetings handshakes acceptable only between the men. When you are greeting with uzbek women you need bow to her with your hand placed over the heart. In Uzbek traditions, the most respected guest is seated farthest from the entrance of the house. Thanks for your attention!!!