Tashkent- "Embassy of Peace"
Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan, is also the largest city in Central Asia. Therefore, the city is an important transportation hub in Central Asia. Tashkent is one of the most important business centers in the region. Nowadays Tashkent is one of the most beautiful cities in Asia, where the past and the modern are reflected in a special way. Its architecture is unique, the hospitality and friendliness of the people are incomparable.
Tashkent was first mentioned in the "Avesta" and in ancient Chinese manuscripts. The city arose in the valley of the Chirchik River, the place on the border of the oasis and steppes where the farmers and ranchers, settled people and nomads met regularly to trade. The city has always been a link between the countries, has served in the east and the west, in the north and the south. The favorable geographical position and favorable climate made Tashkent one of the most important points on the trade routes of the Silk Road. Many notable events, peace and war, have taken place throughout its history. Today the city plays host to embassies and consulates from many countries around the world and is an important place for visa affairs throughout the region; Tashkent is also a major "Gateway to the Orient" for international air traffic from India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China en route to Europe.
Tashkent is located in the north-eastern part of the country, on the Tjan-Shan Mountains, on the Tschirtschik River. The city lies at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level. In terms of population, the city of Tashkent ranks fourth among the CIS countries after Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kiev, making it the largest city in Central Asia.