Kokand

Kokand (Uzbek: Qo‘qon/Қўқон/قوقان, pronounced [qoqɒn]; Russian: Кока́нд; Persian: خوقند, romanized: Xuqand; Chagatai: خوقند, Xuqand; Kyrgyz: Кокон, romanized: Kokon; Tajik: Хӯқанд, romanized: Xökand) is a city in Fergana Region in eastern Uzbekistan, at the southwestern edge of the Fergana Valley. The population of Kokand on April 24, 2014 was approximately 187,477. The city lies 228 km (142 mi) southeast of Tashkent, 115 km (71 mi) west of Andijan, and 88 km (55 mi) west of Fergana. It is nicknamed "City of Winds". In 1877 when the first ethnographic works were done under the new imperial Russian administration, Khoqand/Kokand was reported and visually depicted on their maps as Tajik inhabited oasis (C.E de Ujfalvy (“Carte Ethnographique du Ferghanah, 1877”). The city and the entire eastern 3/4 of the Fergana Valley were including in Uzbekistan in the 1920s and Stalin's dictates of political borders.

Kokand
Qo‘qon / Қўқон
Kokand
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 40°31′43″N 70°56′33″E
Country Uzbekistan
RegionFergana Region
Government
  HokimMa'rufjon Usmonov
Area
  Total40 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation
409 m (1,342 ft)
Population
 (01.07.2020)[1][2]
  Total254 700
Time zone+5
Postal code
150700
Websiteqoqon.uz/en/

Kokand is at the crossroads of the two main ancient trade routes into the Fergana Valley, one leading northwest over the mountains to Tashkent, and the other west through Khujand. As a result, Kokand is the main transportation junction in the Fergana Valley.