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Location: Central Asia, north of Afghanistan
Population: 23.1 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Tashkent (Toshkent)
Comparative area: Slightly larger than California
Religions: Muslim 88 percent (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9 percent, other 3 percent
Landscape: Mostly flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes; Fergana Valley in east surrounded by mountainous Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan; shrinking Aral Sea in west
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1993

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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