Central Asia

Central Asia is most notable for being home to the '-stans': Rugged countries with limited arable land, historically coveted for their position between Europe and East Asia, rather than for their resources.
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Kabul has been the capital of Afghanistan since about 1776.
Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan. It is an ancient city on the Great Silk Road from China to Europe.
Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country and, as the world's ninth biggest country by area, is the largest of the former states of the former Soviet Union apart from Russia itself.
Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia with a population of about 5 million, and an area around half a million km2, or almost the size of Spain.
Afghanistan is a landlocked and mountainous country in the heart of Asia, bordered by Pakistan to the south and east, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north.
Kyrgyzstan (Кыргызстан, formally the Kyrgyz Republic is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions.
Tajikistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia that borders Afghanistan to the south, China to the east, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and Uzbekistan to the west and northwest.
Almaty, in Almaty Province, is the former capital of Kazakhstan, and still its largest city and the financial and cultural center.
Bishkek is the capital and the largest city of the Kyrgyz Republic.
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