(, ) is a viloyat
(province) of Uzbekistan
, located in the southern part of the Fergana Valley
in the far east of the country. It borders the Namangan
and Andijan Provinces
of Uzbekistan, as well as Kyrgyzstan
. It covers an area of 6,800 km<sup>2</sup>. The population is estimated to be around 2,597,000, with over 71% of the population living in rural areas.
Fergana Province is divided into 15 administrative districts. The capital is the city of Fergana
, with an estimated 214,000 inhabitants. Other major cities include Besharik
Fergana Province has a typically continental climate
with extreme differences between winter and summer temperatures.
Agriculture is the main economy activity of Fergana Province, primarily irrigated cotton
, and wine
. Animal husbandry concentrates on meat
include deposits of petroleum
, ceramic clays
, and construction materials.
Industry is primarily based on oil refining
and chemical production, textile
weaving, light industry
. The area is also a... Read More