I’ve never eaten Uzbek food before, but while I was staying in Georgia I did get to hear a few Uzbeks wax lyrical about their fabulous palov and salads, so I have been looking forward to trying it.
About – where is it?
Uzbekistan is in Central Asia, and has borders with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The capital city is Tashkent.
About – people and econom
• Population: 28,394,180
• Median age: 26.2 years old
• Life expectancy at birth: 72.77 years
• Birth rate: 1.86 children born per woman
• Ethnic groups:Uzbek 80%, Russian 5.5%, Tajik 5%, Kazakh 3%, Karakalpak 2.5%, Tatar 1.5%, other 2.5%
• Religions: Muslim 88% (mostly Sunni), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%
• Languages: Uzbek (official) 74.3%, Russian 14.2%, Tajik 4.4%, other 7.1%
• Literacy: 99.3%
• Suffrage: universal from age 18.
• GDP per capita: $3 300
• Unemployment rate: 1% unemployment
- GINI index (fairness): 36.8% (more equitable than the US, less equitable the Australia).
Did you know…?
- Uzbekistan is doubly landlocked? It doesn’t have access to an ocean, and neither do any of its bordering neighbours.
- 60% of people in Uzbekistan live in rural communities.
- carrot and daikon salad
- daikon and almond salad
- pumpkin and mung bean soup
- cabbage carrot salad
- half fried cabbage soup
- apple palov
- fried meat and potatoes
Wish me luck 🙂