Population2829,3 thousand people
Population density540,7 person/km2
Largest citiesAlmalyk city - 126,0 thousand people
The climate — from hot summer Mediterranean (Yangiyul, Buka, Kibray) to hot humid continental (Chirchik, Angren, Gazalkent) and cold semi-arid (Almalyk, Bekabad, Akhangaran). The average temperature in January is + 2.5°C, in July +35 °C. The rainfall ranges from 140 mm to 390 mm per year ,in the foothills — from 450 mm to 760 mm.
Relief-Central and Western parts of the region are flat. Chatkal-Kurama range is located on the North and East is part of the region.
Total land area is 433817,8 thousand hectares. Of these, irrigated agricultural area is 359360.4 hectares, pasture area for livestock is 242382 thousand hectares
Chirchik river is richer in hydropower resources than Akhangaran river. Chirchik-Bozsuv stepped cascade has 19 hydropower plants. Chirchik river provides 70% of economic area with water for irrigation.
Chirchik river, along with field irrigation, provides water to population and industrial enterprises of such large cities as Tashkent, Chirchik, Yangiyul.
For effective use of water in the upper reaches of Chirchik , Chirchik reservoir has been created with a capacity of 2 billion cubic meters.
Akhangaran river is shallow, it feeds on thawed waters, floods are formed in spring. For rational use of river, Tuyabuguz reservoir (Tashkent sea) has been created. In Akhangaran, there is often low water, and therefore, in order to provide population with water, channel (called Big Tashkent) is held from Chirchik, and thus, both rivers are connected to each other.
In general, dozens of channels, such as Bozsu, Zakh, Karasu, Dalverzin, Northern Tashkent, Margunenkov and others were built on the territory of the economic region.
Total land area is 433817,8 thousand hectares. Of these, irrigated agricultural area is 359360.4 hectares, pasture area for livestock is 242382 thousand hectares.