Brief information about the Tashkent
Tashkent Tashkent (; Russian pronunciation: [tɐʂˈkʲent]; Russian: Ташкент, tr. Tashkent), or Toshkent (Uzbek pronunciation: [tɒʃˈkent]; Uzbek: Toshkent, Тошкент, تاشكینت), is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populated town in ex-Soviet Central Asia with a population in 2018 of 2,485,900.
It's found in the north-east of the country close. The Sogdian and Turkic civilizations affected Tashkent in its history before Islam influence started from the 8th century AD. In the Silk Road, the town profited and was rebuilt Following its destruction by Genghis Khan in 1219.
Prior to being re-conquered by the Khanate of Kokand, from 18th to 19th century, the town became a different city-state. In 1865, it became the capital of Russian Turkestan and dropped to the Union. In Soviet times, Tashkent witnessed changes and growth due to forced deportations from across the Soviet Union.
Much of the town was ruined in the 1966 Tashkent earthquake, even though it was rebuilt as a town that was Soviet. It was the Soviet Union's fourth-largest town following Kiev, Leningrad and Moscow. Now Tashkent retains a inhabitants that is multi-ethnic, with Uzbeks since the majority.
In 2009, the town celebrated its 2,200 decades of history that was written.