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Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix
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Fergana Valley definitions

Britannica Concise

Enormous valley, W central Asia, between the Tian Shan and Gissar and Alay mountain systems. It is mainly in E Uzbekistan and partly in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and has an area of 8,500 sq mi (22,000 sq km). One of the most densely populated areas of Central Asia, it is a major producer of cotton, fruit, and raw silk. Among the mineral deposits exploited are coal, oil, and mercury. It was conquered by the Arabs (8th cent. AD), Genghis Khan (13th cent.), and Timur (14th. cent.). The khans of Kokand (see Quqon) ruled it from the late 18th cent. until it was taken by Russia in 1876.




 


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