Sirdaryo region locates in the heart of Uzbekistan, on the left coast of the Sirdaryo River, one of the longest Central Asian rivers, which carries its waters 94 km along the region. The total area is 4.3 thousand square kilometers.
In the north Sirdaryo region borders with the Republic of Kazakhstan, on the east – with Tashkent region, in the south-east with the Republic of Tajikistan, in the southwest – with Jizzakh region.
Syrdaryo Region is divided into 9 administrative districts. The capital is the city of Guliston (pop. est. 54,000 inhabitants). Other cities and towns include Baxt, Boyovut, Farhod, Qahramon, Sayhun, Syrdaryo, Shirin and Yangiyer.
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Guliston, Shirin, Yangiyer
Agriculture is the key economy sector and predominant type of production (Oqoltindon, Xovosdon enterprises are engaged in cotton processing and production of flour). Heavy industry is represented by electricity, construction materials and irrigation equipment.
Sirdaryo and Farhod HPPs are the largest economic entities of strategic importance. Sirdaryo Hpp produces more than a third of the country’s electricity. It aims at industry development and at export-oriented production. Farhod HPP -16 is a hydro power plant on the Sirdaryo River, near the town of Shirin. There are all kinds of business entities in the region too.