Tashkent, literal meaning “Stone City”, is the capital of Uzbekistan. It is the biggest and one of the oldest cities in Central Asia with an incredible 2200 year old history. It is also the most cosmopolitan city in Uzbekistan, noted for its tree-lined streets, numerous fountains and pleasant parks.
Since 1991, the city has changed economically, culturally, and architecturally. New development has superseded or replaced icons of the Soviet era. In 2007, Tashkent was named the “cultural capital of the Islamic world” as the city has numerous historic mosques and significant Islamic sites, including the Isamic University.