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Karshi


City in the center of the oasis

In the South of Uzbekistan lies Karshi steppe. The main waterway in this area is Kashkadarya river with its numerous tributaries. Here is located rather densely populated Karshi oasis, in its heart is situated the city of Karshi.

Karshi - a city-fortress

Karshi (once bearing the name of Nakhsheb) since ancient times was a major military, cultural and commercial city of the Sogdian kingdom. The whole history of the city of Nakhsheb is a continuous struggle for existence, for freedom and independence from the subjugators. Each time the invaders encountered persistent and bitter resistance of its inhabitants. The city, being a stumbling block to conquerors, was repeatedly destroyed, but quickly recovered. In the XIV century, after another restoration it was renamed into Karshi, and for good reason - "Karshi" in Turkic means "fortification" or "castle".

Karshi for tourists

Via Karshi pass several central highways and a railway, the city has at its disposal an airport. The tourist flow in the city is low, however tourists who come here admire historical sites well preserved in the city - a number of ancient mosques and madrassahs as well as Sardoba - an ancient construction for collecting and storage of water. In Karshi region there is the Arabic village where the locals (most of them are the direct descendants of the Arab conquerors of Central Asia) live according to their millenial traditions.

Karshi for businessmen

Due to the fact that Kashkadarya region of Uzbekistan is rich in oil and gas (gas fields: Shurtan, Beshkent; oil-fields: Northern Shurtan, Tashly), businessmen of the oil and gas industry often come to the city of Karshi. The city has several hotels of an average level dedicated for visiting businessmen from different countries.


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