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The population of Uzbekistan is over 29,748,859 (2017). The population density is 66.5 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 0.93%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 16.8 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 5.3 (2017)
Life expectancy is 74 years. (men 71 and women 77.3 years (2017)

About 80% of the inhabitants are Uzbek. In addition, large groups of Russians, Kazakhs, Tajiks and Tatars live there.


The official language is Uzbek. A minority of the population speaks Russian or another language.


The majority of the population (88%) is Sunni Muslim. There are also followers of the Russian Orthodox Church (9%). The remaining 3% are of other religions.


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