Thursday, 6 September 2012

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

One more card for today.. I have a few postcards of Uzbekistan but this is my first written and stamped one actually mailed from there. ...and it's a Unesco site, too! :)

Bukhara (Buxoro in Uzbek) is the capital of the Bukhara Province of Uzbekistan. The nation's fifth-largest city, it has a population of 263,400 (2009 census estimate). The region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia, and the city has existed for half that time. Located on the Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion. The historic center of Bukhara, which contains numerous mosques and madrassas, has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Ethnic Uzbek may constitute the largest element in Bukhara, with the native Tajiks being as numerous. The city long has had a mixed population including Jews and other ethnic minorities.

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