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It was gradually incorporated into the Russian Empire during the 19th century, with Tashkent becoming the political center of Russian Turkestan.
In 1924, after national delimitation, the constituent republic of the Soviet Union known as the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic was created.
Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, it declared independence as the Republic of Uzbekistan on 31 August 1991.
Uzbekistan has a diverse cultural heritage due to its storied history and strategic location.
After the Mongol Conquests, the area became increasingly dominated by Turkic peoples.
The Uzbek economy is in a gradual transition to the market economy, with foreign trade policy being based on import substitution.
Its official language is Uzbek, a Turkic language written in the Latin alphabet and spoken natively by approximately 85% of the population.
Russian has widespread use; it is the most widely taught second language.
The area was conquered by Uzbek Shaybanids in the 16th century, moving the centre of power from Samarkand to Bukhara.
The region was split into three states: Khanate of Khiva, Khanate of Kokand, and Emirate of Bukhara.