"Uzbekistan, officially the Republic of Uzbekistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia. Before 1991, it was part of the Soviet Union. It stretches 1,425 kilometres (885 mi) from west to east and 930 kilometres (580 mi) from north to south. Bordering Kazakhstan and the Aral Sea to the north and northwest,Turkmenistan to the southwest, Tajikistan to the southeast, and Kyrgyzstan to the northeast."
Source: Wikipedia (publisher), Uzbekistan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzbekistan Date last accessed: 28 Nov 2013
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