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Xorazm Province Along Amu-Darya River, Uzbekistan

41.3N 61.0E

April 24th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - March 5th, 2010

Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - March 5th, 2010

Xorazm Province, or Khorezm Province as it is still more commonly known, is a viloyat (province) of Uzbekistan located in the northwest of the country in the lower reaches of the Amu-Darya River, visible here running across the middle of the image.

It shares an international border with Turkmenistan, visible south of the river, and national borders with the autonomous republic of Karakalpakstan and Buxoro Province. It covers an area of 6,300 kmĀ². The population is estimated to be around 1,200,000, with some 80% living in rural areas.

The climate is a typically arid continental climate, with cold winters and extremely hot, dry summers. The economy of Khorezm Province is primarily based on cotton. Cotton is by far the main crop, although rice production has increased significantly in the last several years.

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