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Sirdaryo Region

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(Reguidit frae Sirdaryo Province)

Sirdarya Province (Uzbek: Sirdaryo viloyati, Сирдарё вилояти) is a viloyat (province) o Uzbekistan, locatit in the centre o the kintra on the left bank o Syr Darya River. It borders wi Kazakhstan, Tajikstan, Tashkent Province an Jizzakh Province. It covers an aurie o 5,100 km², an is maistly desert, wi the Starving Steppe takkin up a significant pairt o the province's aurie. The population is estimatit tae be aroond 648,100.

Administration[eedit | eedit soorce]

Syrdaryo Province is dividit intae 9 admeenistrative destricts. The caipital is the ceety o Guliston (pop. est. 54,000 indwallers). Ither ceeties an touns include Baxt, Boyovut, Farhod, Qahramon, Sayhun, Sirdaryo, Shirin an Yangiyer.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

The climate is a teepically arid continental climate wi extreme differences atween winter an simmer temperaturs.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The economy is based on cotton an cereal crops, wi strang reliance on irrigation an on cattle breedin. Minor crops include forage plants, vegetables, melons, gourds, potatoes, maize, a variety o fruit an grapes. Industry consists o construction materials, irrigation equipment an raw-cotton processin.

Srydarya contains ane o Uzbekistan's lairgest hydroelectric pouer plants, which generates ane third o the kintra's electricity.