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Status – the capital of the Republic of Karakalpakstan
Geographic coordinates – 42 ° 27’53 “N 59 ° 36’08” E
Territory – 221 km2
Population – 303,000 (2016)
Altitude – 76 m

Nukus, the largest city and the capital of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, is located near the Aral sea. From the South and East the city is surrounded by the Kyzylkum desert. Archaeological excavations on the Ustyurt plateau discovered the remains of caravanserais and wells, lying on the Great Silk road. But the cultural layer of Nukus is much deeper – people began to settle here from the IV century B.C. Continue reading Nukus