Jizzakh region is located in the central part of Uzbekistan between the Syrdarya and Zarafshan rivers.
Jizzakh oasis has a long history, the first cities arose there in the 10th century BC. Through the Jizzakh region was held the trade route, which was one of the most important in the Great Silk road route, as it carried a unique blue jade, which was very popular in the Europe.
The nature of the region fascinates at first sight. Here you can find nut, almond and juniper groves. In the mountain and foothills there are many healing water sources, and the region is famous for its clean and healing air.
In the Bakhmal and Gallyaaral districts of Jizzakh you can see amazing underground tracks, called “Temir Darvoza”. On the south-eastern edge of the Kyzylkum desert in Jizzakh region impresses with its magnificence Aydarkul lake. In early spring you can see numerous flocks of pink flamingos.
You can see many ruins of castles and fortresses in the area of modern Jizzakh. There are castles: Zaamin — Tepe(10th century), Teshik – Tepe (12th century). Islamic holy sites– Malik Ajdar, Novkat Ota, Said Ibn Wakkas, Sayfin Ota and other are perfectly preserved in the region.
In the region there are two reserves of Arnasay and Zaamin national parks.
The capital of the region – the city of Jizzakh
Total area of the region: 20 500 km 2 .
Population: more than 1 ,5 million people
The major towns: Gagarin, Gallyaaral, Dustlik, Paxtakor