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Uzbekistan - an enabling environment
World's largest open pit gold mine at Muruntau
  • Over 50Moz gold produced to date
  • 1.8Moz gold produced in 2001
  • Reserves until 2032
  • Newmont in production since 1995
  • 510,000 oz in 2002
  • 100 tonnes produced
Official Name: Republic of Uzbekistan
Location: Central Asia, north of Afghanistan
Area: 447,001 sq km (roughly the size of Sweden)
Population: 25 million (July 2003 est.)
Capital: Tashkent
Natural Resources: Natural gas, petroleum, coal, gold, uranium, silver, copper, lead and zinc, tungsten, molybdenum