13 Facts About Bukhara


The mother tongue of the majority of people of Bukhara is Tajik, a dialect of the Persian language, although Uzbek is spoken as a second language by most residents.

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But, the name Bukhara is the original name and more known than all the other names.

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In medieval times, Bukhara served as the capital of the Samanid Empire, Khanate of Bukhara and was the birthplace of Imam Bukhari.

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At the beginning of the 11th century, Bukhara became part of the Turkic state of the Karakhanids.

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Bukhara was a focal figure in the advancement of the mysterious Sufi way to deal with theory, religion and Islam.

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The historic center of Bukhara, which contains numerous mosques and madrassas, has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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Bukhara was the last capital of the Emirate of Bukhara and was besieged by the Red Army during the Russian Civil War.

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In Bukhara there is a mosque which is said to be that of Mir Sayyid Ali Hamadani, the patron saint of Kashmiri Muslims in the Valley of Kashmir.

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About 140 miles west of Samarkand in south-central Uzbekistan, Bukhara is located on the Zeravshan River, at an elevation of 751 feet .

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Bukhara city is the largest transport hub after Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

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Bukhara is one of the two major centers of Uzbekistan's Tajik minority.

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Bukhara was home to the Bukharian Jews, whose ancestors settled in the city during Roman times.

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Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda defines the name Bukhara itself as meaning "full of knowledge", referring to the fact that in antiquity, Bukhara was a scientific and scholarship powerhouse.

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