Area: 448,978 km2 (173,351 sq miles)
Capital City: Tashkent
Population: 32,979,000 (2017 estimate)
Official Languages: Uzbek
Boarding Countries: Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan
Currency: Uzbekistani So'm (UZS)
Government: Authoritarian Presidential Republic
The climate is mid-latitude climatic desert. Temperatures range from 26° to 32°c (79° to 90°f) in the summer, with much higher figures in the desert. Average winter temperatures are between -6° and 2°c (21° to 36°f). There is very little rainfall in the country. The best watered areas only receive about 30 cm (12 in) annually.