Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Uzbekistan - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Uzbekistan - Number format

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Uzbekistan - Date formats


   Note: This section last updated 16th march 2012 (Cyrillic)
   dd/mm yyyy (Latin)

Uzbekistan - Languages


Language map External

The official language, Northern Uzbek External, is spoken by some 71% of the population. There are large numbers of speakers of languages from other parts of the former Soviet Union, particularly Russian (1 661 000 speakers), Tajiki External (934 000 speakers), Tatar External (468 000 speakers) and Turkmen (228 000 speakers). Also spoken are Uzbeki Spoken Arabic External (700 speakers); Bukharic External (10 000 speakers); Crimean Turkish (189 000 speakers); Karakalpak External and Turkish External (197 000 speakers).

Uzbekistan - Personal names


Uzbeks may use the Russian patronymic naming system or an Uzbek system using the word ogli (“son of”) or kizi (“daughter of”).

Males who have made the pilgrimage to Mecca add Haja before their names. For women this is Haji.

   Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Uzbekistan - Company legal forms


Uzbekistani company legal forms include:

   MChJ (Mas'uliyati Cheklangan Jamiyat / Масъулияти Чекланган Жамият) -  limited liability company
   Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see External

Uzbekistan - Example address format



Addresses are also found with this format inverted - i.e. with the region on the first line, then the postal code and settlement and so on. Oblast means region, rayon means district, dom means building and kvartira means apartment.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Uzbekistan - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 5th August 2015

Postal codes (Pochta Indekslari) consist of a block of 6 digits. Uzbekistan introduced a new code system to replace the one from the former Soviet Union in October 2005. Outside Tashkent the first two digits indicate the regional centre or oblast, the third and fourth indicate the regional centre, regional territory or region town and the final two indicate the post office. For Tashkent the first three numbers point to Tashkent city, the final three to the post office.

Postal code currently exist in these ranges: 1000-1002, 1101-1120, 1201-1210, 1301-1313, 1401-1416, 1501-1519, 1601-1612, 1701-1716, 1801-1814, 1901-1915, 2001-2012, 2101-2110, 2201-2212 and 2301-2316.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Uzbekistan - Postal code format graphic



Uzbekistan - Postal code format

Uzbekistan - Postal code specifics

Uzbekistan - Postal code regular expression


Uzbekistan - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Uzbekistan


   Note: This section last updated 16th September 2017

Uzbekistan Restricts Toponyms For Naming Places, Things External

Settlement names may be found differently written due to differing transliterations between Cyrillic and Latin script. Thus Tashkent may be found written as Toshkent, Tachkent and so on.

Refer to Exonyms in Uzbekistan for full lists of place names in Uzbekistan in other languages.

Uzbekistan - Administrative districts


Administrative districts graphic


Uzbekistan has 12 wiloyatlar External (singular - wiloyat), 1 autonomous republic (republikasi, shown in the list below with an asterisk) and 1 city (shahri, shown in the list below with an ‡):

    Andijon Wiloyati External
    Bukhoro Wiloyati External
    Farghona Wiloyati External
    Jizzakh Wiloyati External
    Khorazm Wiloyati External 
    Namangan Wiloyati External
    Nawoiy Wiloyati External
    Qashqadaryo Wiloyati External  
    Qoraqalpoghiston External * 
    Samarqand Wiloyati External
    Sirdaryo Wiloyati External  
    Surkhondaryo Wiloyati External 
    Toshkent Shahri ExternalToshkent Wiloyati External

Telephone numbers in Uzbekistan


Uzbekistani area codes have 2 digits when dialled from abroad, and subscriber numbers have 7 digits. Mobile number area codes are 90-93, 97-99.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External 

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