Namangan Region – was formed in 1967 year.
Area – 7.44 thousand km2
The administrative center is the city of Namangan (432 km from Tashkent).
In the North of the Fergana Valley, in the basin, surrounded by spurs of the Chatkal range, is the Namangan region. It is on this territory that the largest river in the Central Asia along the length of the Syr Darya River is formed from the confluence of the rivers Karadarya and Naryn. Here, it feeds the rivers running down from the mountains, the flow of which is regulated by three reservoirs: Eskerskoe, Chartak and Kasansay. In the springtime, mudflows (mudflows) occur from the mountain slopes, and to protect populated areas, crops, flora and fauna from this terrible natural disaster, the canals were built. Akhunbabaeva, the North Ferghana and the Great Namangan.
The climate in the vast intermontane valley is milder than in the entire territory of Uzbekistan.
Moderate summer temperatures and relatively warm winters contribute to the good development of agricultural sectors in the region: cotton growing, silkworming, vegetable growing, viticulture, horticulture, meat and dairy cattle breeding, and in the foothills on natural pastures, fine-fleeced sheep and goats are bred. True, agriculture here is irrigated, since the precipitation of atmospheric precipitation is scanty.
The subsoil is rich in minerals: gold, native copper, oil (Minbulak deposit -1992), antimony, mountain quartz.
The industrial branches also developed: mechanical engineering, cotton cleaning, electrical engineering, chemical and light industries (textile plants that produce 15% of the total output in the republic), and food.
The regional center of Namangan is called the city-garden of the Fergana Valley, which originated at the border of the nomadic and sedentary population. The first mention of it dates back to the XVI century, when a small settlement of Namangankan (“salt mine”) appeared on the lands near the salt lake. The growth and economic development of the town was greatly hampered by the scarcity of water. In the years 1819-22 the Yangiarik Canal was built, the waters of which were irrigated by waterless plains and gave impetus to the development of agriculture, in particular cotton growing. Industrial enterprises began to emerge after connecting with Kokand railway branch in 1912 year.
The surroundings of Namangan are very picturesque. The slopes of the spurs of the Chatkal range are covered with firs and slender Tien Shan firs. There are recreation areas and sanatoriums. Near Namangan there is an ancient small town Chust, surrounded by greenery of lush gardens. It has long been famous for craftsmen in the art of making metal products in the Uzbek national style: knives, dishes, agricultural implements. It is also well-suited to sew tunnels (national type of cap on the head) and weaving fabrics for national dressing gowns (chapan): satin and snipe. And in a small art factory, embroider not only tubites, but suzane and other products of folk crafts.