Southern Uzbekistan

Southern Uzbekistan is the southern, Tajik-dominated, mountainous portion of Uzbekistan to the south of Samarkand. Parts of it are in the region historically known as Bactria.


The Hissar (Gissar) Mountain Range ​marks an ancient frontier between ​the two regions: Kashkadarya was part of Sogdiana while Surkhandarya was part of Bactria.


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Winters are the mildest in southern Uzbekistan, spring and autumn are bearable and summer are unbearable. In May-Augustus temperatures can reach an extreme 50° (122°F)

Get in

The   Termez International Airport (IATA: TMJ), ICAO: UTST), is linked with Moscow-Domodedovo, St Petersburg and Tashkent by direct flights of Uzbekistan Airways and VIM Airlines.

Buses from Mazar-e Sharif, Dushanbe, Kerki are infrequent and rarely carry foreigners

Termez is linked to Dushanbe and Mary by rail lines.

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