Urgench is a city in western Uzbekistan. The number of inhabitants in Urgench on April 24th 2014 was around 150,110, an expansion from 139,100 in 1999. It is the capital of the Khorezm Region, on the Amu Darya River and the Shavat channel. The city is arranged 450 km west of Bukhara over the Kyzylkum Desert. It is situated at a scope 41°32'60"N and a longitude of 60°37'60"E, at a height of 91 meters.
The historical backdrop of the city about-faces to the second 50% of the nineteenth century. The city ought not be mistaken for the comparably named city of Konya-Urgench (otherwise called "Old Urgench" or "Gurgench") in Turkmenistan. The city of Old Urgench was left after the Amu Darya stream changed its course in the sixteenth century, leaving the old town between a rock and a hard place and without water. New Urgench was established by Russians in the second 50% of the nineteenth century at the site of a little exchange station of the Khanate of Khiva.
Present day, Urgench is a Soviet-style city with cotton themes enhancing numerous articles, from road lights to condos. Of note is a landmark to the twenty Komsomol individuals executed by Tekke basmachi on the banks of the Syr Darya in 1922, and a substantial statue to Muhammad al-Khwarizmi, the ninth century nearby mathematician who altered variable based math, outside the Hotel Urgench. A level, dull spot, Urgench is the primary passage for voyagers to Khiva 35 kilometers toward the southeast, whose old city, known as Itchan Kala, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.