TashkentRepublic of Uzbekistan
Member of the LHC since 1994
Tashkent means "the city of stone" in Turkish. Owing to the special characteristics of the people, made up of numerous ethnic groups and religions, it is often called "the city of friendship and brotherly love." As an important Central Asian transportation and trade center, Tashkent has been an oasis of the Silk Road for the past 2,000 years.