Country Profile

The Country


Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It has borders with Kazakhstan to the north and north west, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to the east, Afghanistan to the south and Turkmenistan to the south west.

Some 80% of the terrain of Uzbekistan is made up of flat desert, with few lakes and rivers. A mountainous region in the south east rises to 4,500 m (14,800 ft). This area is prone to serious earthquakes. The most fertile part of the country is around Namangan, east of Tashkent, where mountain rivers provide good irrigation. The land area is 447,400 square kilometres (172,742 square miles).

The country has a population of 29.56 million (2012 figures). The population is made up of 80% Uzbeks, 5.5% Russians, 5% Tajiks, 3% Kazakhs, 2.5% Karakalpaks 1.5% Tartars and 2.5% others. In terms of religion, 90% of the population is Moslem, 5% Orthodox Christian and 5% other. The capital is Tashkent.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Uzbekistan History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Uzbekistan
wikipedia: Uzbekistan
wikipedia: History of Uzbekistan


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Uzbekistan.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Uzbekistan civil aircraft have used the registration sequence UK-xxxx, (with numerical registrations), since independence in 1991.

All-time Uzbekistan – civil aircraft register (RO-nnn UK-nnn).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Uzbekistan Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Flight)
Border Guard (Uzbekistan Border Troops Guards)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Ministry of Emergency Situations)
Police Aviation (National Police) – no aviation unit?

Commercial Aviation

Air Uzbekistan

wikipedia: Airlines of Uzbekistan
The World’s Airlines: Uzbekistan

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

Tashkent APA

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Uzbekistan

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Labour Glory Museum of the Tashkent Aircraft Production Corporation

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.