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The province of Tashkent ( Uzbek : Toshkent viloyati, Тошкент вилояти; Russian Ташкентская область , Tashkentskaja oblast ) in Uzbekistan has an area of 15,600 square kilometers and a population of 2,829,300 (as of 2017). The population density is 181 inhabitants per square kilometer. The capital is Nurafshon . The city of Tashkent is not part of the province, but is administered separately as an independent city with special status.
Geography and administration
The province is located in the northeastern part of Uzbekistan, between the river Syr Darya and the Tianshan -Gebirge. It borders the states of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and the provinces of Sirdaryo and Namangan . The province is divided into 15 administrative districts and the independent cities of Angren , Bekobod , Chirchiq , Ohangaron , Olmaliq , Yangiobod and Yangiyo'l .
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The largest cities are (as of January 1, 2008): Chirchiq (133,610 inhabitants), Angren (125,758 inhabitants), Olmaliq (110,953 inhabitants), Bekobod (100,142 inhabitants) and Yangiyoʻl (55,499 inhabitants).
The climate is continental with mild wet winters and hot dry summers.
The Ugam-Chatkal National Park , with mountains and forests, located in the province.
Economy and Infrastructure
The province is the most economically developed in the country. Major industries are energy production, mining and metallurgy. It produces fertilizers, chemicals, electronics, textiles, food and shoes.
Agriculture is highly developed and is mainly based on irrigation. Cotton, hemp, grain, melons, pumpkins, fruits, vegetables and citrus fruits are harvested. Livestock farming is also important.
The province has a well-developed infrastructure , with a railway network of 360 kilometers and 3771 kilometers of paved roads. There is an international airport in Tashkent.