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Urgench (139 thousand people)
Urgench is the administrative centre of Khorezm
viloyat, built on site of trading village of Khiva Kingdom with a petty
fortress of 17 c. It is situated on the left bank of river Amu-Darya.
Modern Urgench is a big industrially and
culturally developed centre. The region is the most northern area of
cotton sowing in the world; nevertheless crop yield of cotton is the
highest in the republic.
Viloyat is a leading supplier of rice in
Uzbekistan; also it has the best seed lucerne in the world. Khorezm
sorts of melons and watermelons are very tasty and juicy. In addition,
sericulture is developed here from ancient times.