a city (since 1976) and the administrative center of Iangikurgan Raion, Namangan Oblast, Uzbek SSR. Chartak is situated on the Chartaksai River and is traversed by the Bol’shoi Namangan Canal. The city has a railroad station on the Kokand-Uchkurgan line, 19 km northeast of Namangan. Industry is represented by a cotton-ginning plant, a clothing factory, and a mineral water plant. A balneological health resort is located 7 km from the city.
The summers at the health resort are hot, with a mean July temperature of 27°C, and the winters are mild, with a mean January temperature of –3°C. There are approximately 225 mm of precipitation a year. An important therapeutic agent is highly mineralized thermal water containing nitrogen, silicon, chloride, sodium, and calcium; this water, which also has a high iodine content, has a temperature of approximately 47°C and is used for baths. Another therapeutic agent is chloride-sulfate-sodium water, which is used for drinking. Treatment is given at the health resort for disorders of motor and support organs, gynecological and skin diseases, and disorders of the peripheral nervous system. The health resort also has a sanatorium and a bathhouse.