Busan City Hall

City Government

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  • Mayor: Fazliddin UMAROV
  • City: Samarkand
    • (Samar stands for "stone, rock" and kand for "fort, town" in Sogdian)
  • Population: About 550,000 (UN 2016)
  • Area: 123.82㎢
  • Climate: Continental arid climate

Samarkand is

  • A historic ancient capital in Central Asia
  • The most visited city in Uzbekistan
  • The second largest city in Uzbekistan following Tashkent, the capital city
  • The state capital of the State of Samarkand, Uzbekistan (located on the Zarafshon river and close to Kazakhstan)
  • Home to Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russians and Jews
  • Central site for Islamic studies due to its location along the Silk Road which connects western regions with China
  • Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name of “Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures” since 2001
  • Possessing several traditional cultural heritages, such as Registan Square, Guri Amir Mausoleum and Bibi-Khanym Mosque
  • Operating the Samarkand International Airport, which provides flight services to Tashkent and Moscow
  • Operating high-speed trains which run between Samarkand and Tashkent (takes 2 hours 30 minutes)
  • Specialized sectors include tourism, but also industries such as textiles and leather, machinery and chemicals

Samarkand’s International Partners

  • (Republic of Korea) Gyeongju, (China) Qingdao, Jinan, Hebi, Henan, Xian, (Azerbaijan) Ganja, (Kazakhstan) Turkistan, (Türkiye) Afyonkarahisar, Sakarya, (Russia) Saratov, Samara, Krasnoyarsk, (Iran) Isfahan, (Japan) Nara, (Latvia) Jurmala, (India) Agra, (Belarus) Bobruisk, (Italy) Florence, (Mexico) Mexico City, (Brazil) Rio de Janeiro, (Bulgaria) Plovdiv, (Belgium) Liege, (France) Lyon, (Ukraine) Lviv, (Indonesia) Banda Aceh, (Pakistan) Lahore

At a Glance

March: Counsellor, Embassy of Uzbekistan in Republic of Korea, visited Busan City Hall
July: Busan Metropolitan City and Samarkand City held an online meeting
October: The Mayor of Busan sent a letter to Samarkand City

March: A delegation from the city of Busan visited the Samarkand Regional Government and met with the Mayor of Samarkand
May: Counsellor, Embassy of Uzbekistan in Republic of Korea, visited Busan City Hall once again
August 29: Busan’s Vice Mayor for Economic Affairs LEE Seong-kweun and Samarkand’s Mayor UMAROV Fazliddin Karimovich signed a Friendship City Agreement in Samarkand