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Urgench

(o͝orgyĕnch`), ancient city of central Asia, on the site of present-day Kunya-Urgench (Köhne Ürgenç), in Turkmenistan. It lies c.85 mi (140 km) NW of modern UrganchUrganch
or Urgench
, city (1989 pop. 126,380), capital of Khwarazm region, S Uzbekistan, on the Amu Darya River and the Shavat canal, in the Khiva oasis. It has cotton and food-processing industries. Urganch was a trade center of the Khiva khanate.
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, Uzbekistan. A major trade and craft center from the 10th to 13th cent., Urgench became the capital of the khanate of KhwarazmKhwarazm
or Khorezm
, ancient and medieval state of central Asia, situated in and around the basin of the lower Amu Darya River; now a region, NW Uzbekistan. Khwarazm is one of the oldest centers of civilization in central Asia.
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 in the 12th cent. The city was destroyed by the Mongols in the early 13th cent., partially rebuilt, and finally abandoned in the 16th cent. Ruins of an 11th-century minaret and mosque, mausoleums, shops, and the portal of the Caravanserai Gates (14th cent.) have been uncovered.

Urgench

 

(until 1929, Novourgench), a city and administrative center of Khorezm Oblast, Uzbek SSR. Situated in the valley of the Amu Darya, on the Shavat Canal. Railroad station on the Chardzhou-Kungrad line. Population, 91,000 (1976; 5,000 in 1926, 22,000 in 1939, 44,000 in 1959, 76,000 in 1970).

Industrial enterprises in Urgench include a cotton-ginning plant, a repair shop, a plant for the production of construction materials, a furniture factory, a garment factory, and a silk-spinning factory. The city also has enterprises of the food-processing industry. Educational institutions include a pedagogical institute, a technicum for studies in irrigation and soil drainage, a technicum for training in construction engineering, a school for training in preschool education, and a music school. The city has a theater of music and drama.

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