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History of Jizzakh

Jizzakh is an administrative center of the Jizzakh region in the Republic of Uzbekistan. This vicinity is famous for rocky cliffs, as the area is located at the foot of Nurata Mountains. The region runs along Sanzar river, in the south of the Hungry Steppe.

The region is divided on 12 district centers and the total area of Jizzakh region is about 21 000 square kilometers.

A significant part of the population here are indigenous Kazakhs and Uzbeks. Like the entire country, this region is inhabited by peoples of different nationalities who live in peace and harmony, respect and goodwill with one another.

The region is also rich with the large reservoirs, which greatly helps with different crops planting and irrigation. There major rivers that flows here are Sanzar and Zaaminsa, and one canal – eski-Tuyatartar. Also, Achisay, Ravat and other rivers flow down from the ranges of Nurata and Turkestan mountains. They are gaining strength and power due to the spring snow melting at the top of the mountains.

It is worth to note that the climate is sharply continental like in the entire Uzbekistan. Summer is very hot and dry and winters are cold and long. Minimum mark of the thermometer in winter reaches almost 30 degrees below zero here. And the summer sun can warm the area up to 45 degrees. Of course, frequent winds and dry weather may affect badly on the soil condition, but this does not happen because of the numerous water reservoirs.

Jizzakh is also called as "Uzbek Switzerland". And it’s all because there is a great recreational area and a unique nature reserve. Zomin is a recreational area, located in the south of the region and opened to all visitors. There is a large reserve which is also opened and created here in 1926. National Park and reserve make up almost 20 hectares all together. The nature is simply beautiful in this area. Spreading trees, perennial high juniper are just fascinating by its beauty. Many trees are growing here for hundreds of years. Rare relict junipers, which are almost 2000 years are also have been preserved here.