Uzbekistan Demographics

What is the population of Uzbekistan?

Population 35,498,181
Population Growth Rate 0.94%
Urban Population 36.2%
Population in Major Urban Areas TASHKENT (capital) 2.227 million
Nationality Noun Uzbekistani
Nationality Adjective Uzbekistani
Ethnic Groups Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, other 2.5%
Languages Spoken Uzbek 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%

Uzbekistan Learning

What is school like in Uzbekistan?

To School

Children in Uzbekistan usually attend school from Monday to Friday, with classes starting in the morning and ending in the afternoon. The school year starts in September and ends in June, with breaks for holidays such as New Year's Day and Navruz.

Uzbekistan Health Information

What are the health conditions in Uzbekistan?

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate - female 15-49 64.9%
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 5.29
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 80.9%
Drinking Water Source - percent of total population unimproved 12.7%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 98.5%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 5.4%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.1%
HIV/Aids Deaths 2,400
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 4.5
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 16.48
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 24.32
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 20.51
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 28
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 23.8
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 15.1%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 28,000
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.54
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of urban population improved 100%
Sanitation Facility Access - percent of rural population improved 100%
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 1.83
Underweight - percent of children under five years 4.4%

Uzbekistan Life Expectancy

How long do people live in Uzbekistan?

Life Expectancy at Birth 73 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 76 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 70 Years
Median Age 26 Years
Median Age - female 27 Years
Median Age - male 26 Years

Uzbekistan Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

Uzbekistan median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 17
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 5.29
Median Age 26 Years
Median Age - female 27 Years
Median Age - male 26 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population -2.55
Population Growth Rate 0.94%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.03
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female .99
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .99
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.06
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .99
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .75

Uzbekistan Medical Information

What are the health conditions in Uzbekistan?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Medical care in Uzbekistan is below Western standards, with severe shortages of basic medical supplies, including disposable needles, anesthetics, and antibiotics. A large percentage of medication sold in local pharmacies is known to be counterfeit. Elderly travelers and those with pre-existing health problems may be at particular risk due to inadequate medical facilities. Most resident U.S. citizens travel to North America or Western Europe for their medical needs. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy maintains a Medical Contacts List on the Embassy website. Travelers are advised to drink only boiled water, peel all fruits and vegetables, and avoid undercooked meat. Due to inadequate sanitation conditions, travelers should avoid eating unpasteurized dairy products and most food sold in the streets.

Tuberculosis is an increasingly serious health concern in Uzbekistan.

Uzbekistan Education

What is school like in Uzbekistan?

Literacy - female 99%
Literacy - male 99.6%
Literacy - total population 99.3%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 11 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 12 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 12 Years

Uzbekistan Literacy

Can people in Uzbekistan read?

Literacy - female 99%
Literacy - male 99.6%
Literacy - total population 99.3%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language Uzbek 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%

Uzbekistan Crime

Is Uzbekistan a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

Uzbekistan’s rate of violent crime, including against foreigners, has increased in recent years. In urban areas, travelers are urged to take the same precautions against crime that they would take in a large U.S. city. If you are traveling at night, try to stay in well-lighted areas, please travel in groups, maintain a low profile, and do not display large amounts of cash. Beware of pickpockets in public places, such as tourist destinations and local markets.

Although using private cars as taxicabs is a common practice in Uzbekistan, U.S. citizens, especially women, should not consider this a safe practice. U.S. citizens are encouraged to use clearly marked taxicabs, such as those at hotels and should avoid riding in taxis alone.

Don’t buy counterfeit and pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are they illegal in the United States, if you purchase them you may also be breaking local law.

Uzbekistan Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in Uzbekistan, you are subject to its laws. Foreign laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own. In some places you may be taken in for questioning if you don’t have your passport with you. In some places, it is illegal to take pictures of certain buildings. In some places driving under the influence could land you immediately in jail. These criminal penalties will vary from country to country. There are also some things that might be legal in the country you visit, but still illegal in the United States, and you can be prosecuted under U.S. law if you buy pirated goods. Engaging in sexual conduct with children or disseminating child pornography in a foreign country is a crime prosecutable in the United States. If you break local laws in Uzbekistan, your U.S. passport won’t help you avoid arrest or prosecution. It’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not where you are going. Persons violating Uzbekistan laws, even unknowingly, may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Uzbekistan are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

While some countries will automatically notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested in a foreign country, that might not always be the case. To ensure that the United States is aware of your circumstances, request that the police and prison officials notify the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as you are arrested or detained in Uzbekistan.

Taking photographs of military or security installations or other locations of strategic significance (ministries, border and other checkpoints, bridges, tunnels, reservoirs, mountain passes, subway system, etc.) is prohibited in Uzbekistan. Uzbek authorities enforce these regulations quite strictly. Obey all signs restricting photography and be mindful that the absence of such a sign may not mean that you can take a picture.

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