Uzgen is locatit at the far eastren end o the Ferghana Valley, upstream o the point whaur the Kara-Darya enters the valley. It is 30 miles northeast o Osh, an 20 miles sootheast o Jalal-Abad on the banks o the Kara-Darya.
The toun is mentioned in Cheenese annals o the seicont century BC. It wis ane o the caipitals o the Karakhanids, who cried it Mavarannahr an left three well-preserved mausolea. In 1990 there wur Kyrgyz-Uzbek riots (see Osh riots).
- ÖZGÄND, Encyclopedia Iranica