Namangan region is one of the fertile regions of Uzbekistan, located in the Fergana valley, bordered in the west by the Tashkent region, in the south and east by the Fergana and Andijan regions.
Namangan region is an ancient, historical region of Uzbekistan. This fact is confirmed by numerous archaeological excavations that can tell about the way of life of ancient settlements, the monuments of the stone and bronze ages.
Archaeologists have found entire areas in the northern part of the city of Chust, relating to the culture of the population of 1 Millennium BC In the 4th — 3rd centuries BC on the territory of Kasansai district, which refers the Kushan Impire.
On the banks of the Syrdarya river on the territory of the present Turakurgan district in the 3rd century BC was built a large city Akhsikent with large fortresses. In 1620, as a result of a powerful earthquake, the city was destroyed, its population moved to Namangan, this contributed to the further development of the city. These facts give reason to believe that Namangan was the successor of ancient Akhsikent.
There are 27 historical sites and holy places in the region. Including madrassahs Mullah Kirghiz (built in 1910), Valihon Ota and Sheikh Ishaq Eshon mosques, the Hazrati Mavlono Lutfullah Chusti complex, the mausoleum of Mulla Bosor Ohund, the Holy places of Balikli Mazar (cemetery), Bulakdi Mazar and Bibi Ona. Many objects are protected by the Government.
Namangan has long been considered a city of flowers, and the region as a whole — the land of unmatched gardeners and winegrowers. One of the most popular cities of Namangan region is Chust, which is famous for making knives. Since ancient times, these knives have been very popular not only in the country but also abroad.
The capital of region – the city of Namangan
Total area — 7440 km2
A population – 2,652 million people
Major cities — Chartak, Chust, Kasansay.