Bekabad, Tashkent Region, Uzbekistan

🇺🇿 Bekabad, formerly Begovat, is a city in Bekabad District, eastern Uzbekistan. It lies along both banks of the Syr Darya River near Uzbekistan's border with Tajikistan. Bekabad lies along both banks of the Syr Darya River near Uzbekistan's border with Tajikistan. There are mountains to the north-east and south-east of the city. By road it is 140 km (87 mi) south of Tashkent. Bekabad originally arose in connection with a cement plant. It received the status of a city in 1945. Until 1964, the city was known as Begovat. Bekabad underwent rapid industrialisation during the Soviet era. It has retained some of its industrial importance. Bekabad is home to a large steel mill and a cement factory. The Farkhad Dam and Farkhad Hydroelectric Plant lie just upstream from the city.

Economy Bekabad remains an important industrial city in independent Uzbekistan. It is home to a large steel mill and a cement factory. There is also a brick factory, a meat-packing plant, a cotton plant, and many small and medium enterprises. The Farkhad Dam and Farkhad Hydroelectric Plant lie just upstream from the city.

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Bekabad has a population of over 2,572,000 people. Bekabad also forms one of the centres of the wider Tashkent Region which has a population of over 4,450,000 people.

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