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Karakalpak Republic

(kä'rəkŭlpäk`), autonomous republic (1992 pop. 1,312,000), c.61,000 sq mi (158,000 sq km), W Uzbekistan, on the Amu Darya River. NukusNukus
, city (1989 pop. 170,362), capital of Karakalpakstan Republic, W Uzbekistan, in the Khwarazm oasis and on the Amu Darya River. It has alfalfa and food-processing and other light industries, as well as a notable modern art museum.
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 is the capital. The republic comprises parts of the Ustyurt plateau, the Kyzyl Kum desert, and the Amu Darya delta on the Aral Sea. It is the major Central Asian producer of alfalfa; other crops are cotton, rice, corn, and jute. Livestock raising (notably cattle and Karakul sheep) and silkworm breeding are widespread. There are many light industries, and deposits of petroleum and natural gas have been discovered. The population, concentrated in the delta, consists of Turkic-speaking Karakalpaks (31%), Uzbeks (31%), Kazakhs (26%), Turkmens, Russians, and Tatars. The Karakalpaks, known since the 16th cent., when they lived along the lower and middle courses of the Syr Darya River, were partly subjugated by the Kazakhs; they are more closely related to the Kazakhs than the Uzbeks. In the 18th cent. they migrated to their present homeland and in the 19th cent. came under the rule of the khanate of KhivaKhiva, khanate of,
former state of central Asia, based on the Khiva (Khwarazm or Khorezm) oasis along the Amu Darya River. The khanate lay S of the Aral Sea and included large areas of the Kyzyl Kum and Kara Kum deserts. Founded c.
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. The khanate passed under Russian control at the end of the 19th cent. and under Bolshevik control by 1920. The Karakalpak Autonomous Region was formed in 1925 within the Kazakh Autonomous Republic. It became an autonomous republic itself in 1932 and was transferred to the Uzbek SSR (now Uzbekistan) in 1936. The economy and the environment in Karakalpak are deteriorating due to the evaporation of the Aral Sea and misuse of agricultural chemicals.
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At its height the khanate ruled from eastern Cumania (modern-day West Kazakhstan) to most of Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan and the Syr Darya river with military confrontation as far as Astrakhan and Khorasan Province, which is now in Iran.
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The Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given approval for a loan worth $150 million to facilitate the expansion and upgrading of the high-voltage power grid in the northwestern region of Uzbekistan, comprising the installation of new transmission lines of 364 kilometers and construction of three substations in Karakalpakstan and Khorezm in the country.
So-called "evening museums" will be organized in State Museum of History, State Museum of Timurids History and Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art named after Igor Savitsky.
One of the most fascinating trips organized by the Community Liaison Office is to the Nukus Museum of Art in Karakalpakstan.
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The guest speakers included Marinika Babanazarova (Savitsky Karakalpakstan Art Museum, Nukus), Dr Razia Sultanova (University of Cambridge), Dr Edhem Eldem (Boy-azici University), Dr Harold Lacom (independent scholar, Vienna), Robert Irwin (SOAS, University of London), Dr Elena Andreeva (Virginia Military Institute, Lexington), and Tim Stanley (Victoria and Albert Museum, London).
WORCESTER - In Nukus, the capital city of Karakalpakstan, an independent republic inside Uzbekistan, is the Nukus Museum, which holds an amazing collection of Russian avant-garde art from the 1920s and '30s, most of it forbidden by the grim and forbidding Soviet cultural czars of the Stalin years.
Nukus is the sixth-largest city in Uzbekistan, and the capital of the autonomous Karakalpakstan Republic.
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