Qashqadaryo Region (Uzbek: Qashqadaryo viloyati, Қашқадарё вилояти, قەشقەدەريا ۋىلايەتى; old spelling Kashkadarya Region, Russian: Кашкадарьинская область) is one of the regions of Uzbekistan, located in the south-eastern part of the country in the basin of the river Qashqadaryo and on the western slopes of the Pamir-Alay mountains. It borders with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Samarqand Region, Bukhara Region and Surxondaryo Region. It covers an area of 28,570 km2. The population is estimated 3,408,345 (2022), with 57% living in rural areas. The regional capital is Qarshi (278,300 inhabitants).
|• Hokim||Murotjon Azimov|
|• Total||28,568 km2 (11,030 sq mi)|
|Elevation||480 m (1,570 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (East)|
|ISO 3166 code||UZ-QA|
|District name||District capital|
|9||Mirishkor District||Yangi Mirishkor|
|11||Nishon District||Yangi Nishon|
There are 12 cities (Qarshi, Shahrisabz, Gʻuzor, Qamashi, Beshkent, Koson, Kitob, Muborak, Yangi Nishon, Tallimarjon, Chiroqchi, Yakkabogʻ) and 117 urban-type settlements in the Qashqadaryo Region.
Natural resources include significant petroleum and natural gas reserves, with the Muborak Oil and Gas Processing Plant as the region's largest industry. Other industry includes wool processing, textiles, light industry, food processing and construction materials. Major agricultural activities include cotton, various crops and livestock. The irrigation infrastructure is very well developed with the large Tallimarjon Reservoir as a reliable water source.
The region has a well-developed transport infrastructure, with over 350 km of railways and 4000 km of surfaced roads.
- "Administrative-territorial division of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (in Uzbek). The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics. July 2021.
- "Ўзбекистонда энг кўп аҳоли қайси вилоятда яшайди?". Qalampir.uz (in Uzbek). Retrieved 2022-02-11.
- "Urban and rural population by district" (PDF) (in Uzbek). Qashqadaryo regional department of statistics.
- "Classification system of territorial units of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (in Uzbek and Russian). The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics. July 2020.