Uzbekistan is one of the “stans” and it has borders with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.  Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. It’s known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Old Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean.

It lies between latitudes 37° and 46° N.  It is comparable to Toronto which is at latitude 43.65 N

Links to the photos (October & November 2016):





Map of Uzbekistan

map of Uzbekistan, modified from google maps with 4 towns circled in red, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent