___ Political Map of Central Asia and Caucasus
About Central Asia and the Caucasus Region
Central Asia, also sometimes known as Middle Asia or Inner Asia, is a region in Asia east of the Caspian Sea, west of China, north of Afghanistan, and south of Russia.
Historically Central Asia has been closely tied to its nomadic peoples and the Silk Road, once important trade routes across the Asian continent. The region was and is again a crossroad for the movement of people, goods, and ideas between Europe, Western Asia, South Asia, and East Asia.
West of the Caspian Sea lies the Caucasus, a mountainous region that comprises of southeastern Russia (Northern Caucasus), Armenia, Azerbaijan (including disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region) and Georgia (South Caucasus).
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|Countries in Central Asia:
Kazakhstan (pop. 16.0 million, capital: Astana), Kyrgyzstan (5.5 million, capital: Bishkek), Tajikistan (7.3 million, capital: Dushanbe), Turkmenistan (5.1 million, capital: Ashgabat), and Uzbekistan (27.6 million, capital: Tashkent)
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Countries and Regions in Central Asia
|Map showing the Countries of Central Asia and adjacent countries with borders, capitals and main cities.
| Major Cities in Central Asia:
Astana (capital city),
Aktobe (a major city at the the Ilek River and capital of Aktobe Region), Almaty (Kazakhstan's former capital and larget city), Aktau (the country's main port on the Caspian Sea), Atyrau, Jezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Karaganda (Qaraghandy, once Kazakhstan's second-largest city), Kokshetau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Oral, Öskemen, Pavlodar, Petropavl, Rudny, Semey, Shymkent, Taldykorgan (Taldyqorghan), Taraz, Temirtau, Zaysan.
Bishkek (capital city),
Dushanbe (capital city),
Khujand (was a major ancient trading town at the Silk Road)
Ashgabat (capital city),
Daşoguz (formerly Tashauz), Mary (Merv), Türkmenabat (Chardzhou), Türkmenbashi
Tashkent (capital city),
Bukhara (famous city on the Silk Road), Kokand (city in Fergana Valley), Nukus (capital of the autonomous Karakalpakstan Republic), Qarshi (capital of Qashqadaryo Region), Samarkand (ancient trading town on the Silk Road), Urgench (capital of the Khorezm Region, at the Shavat canal, near the Amu Darya River)
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| Countries in Central Asia:
Kazakhstan (capital: Astana), Kyrgyzstan (capital: Bishkek), Tajikistan (capital: Dushanbe)
Turkmenistan (capital: Ashgabat) and Uzbekistan (capital: Tashkent)
Political Maps of Countries in Central Asia:
Kazakhstan Political Map | Kyrgyzstan Political Map | Tajikistan Political Map | Turkmenistan Political Map | Uzbekistan Political Map
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