UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
The area has a severe continental climate that is dry and hot in summer and cool and wet in winter. In the long summer, daytime temperatures often reach or surpass 40°C (104°F), but humidity is low. During the short winter, daytime temperatures usually stay above freezing, but can dip well below, and snow is not unusual. Spring and fall are the most comfortable seasons.
Uzbekistani sum (UZS)
Uzbek 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%
Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, other 2.5%
Independence Day, 1 September (1991)
41 00 N, 64 00 E
Central Asia, north of Turkmenistan, south of Kazakhstan