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Uzgen (an aa Ozgon or Özgön, Kyrgyz: Өзгөн, Özgön; Roushie: Узген) is a toun in Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan. It is the caipital o Uzgen Destrict.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 mile northeast o Osh, an 20 mile sootheast o Jalal-Abad on the banks o the Kara-Darya.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

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).

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Coordinates: 40°46′00″N 73°18′00″E / 40.7667°N 73.3°E / 40.7667; 73.3