• Central Asia - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Asia Central Asia is a region which stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China and Mongolia in the east, and from Afghanistan and Iran in the south to Russia in the north. The region consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It is also colloquially referred to as "the stans" as the countries generally considered to be ...
  • Central Asia | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/place/Central-Asia Central Asia, central region of Asia, extending from the Caspian Sea in the west to the border of western China in the east. It is bounded on the north by Russia and on the south by Iran, Afghanistan, and China. The region consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,
  • Central Asia - Wikitravel

    wikitravel.org/en/Central_Asia Central Asia is an area that was, until recently, inaccessible for independent travellers. That has all changed, although the traveller will still often come up against a wall of Soviet-style bureaucracy. Despite this, Central Asia is increasing in popularity amongst travellers who want to experience one of the world's last great frontier lands.
  • Central Asian Countries - WorldAtlas

    www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-countries-of-central-asia-by-population.html Central Asia is an extremely large area of mountains, vast deserts, and grassy steppes. It is bordered by the Caspian Sea in the west and China in the east, and by Afghanistan to Russia in the south and north. The region has historically been linked with the nomadic people acting as a crossroad for the movement of people and goods within Eurasia.
  • Central Asia travel | Asia - Lonely Planet

    www.lonelyplanet.com/central-asia Explore Central Asia holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | With its medieval blue-domed cities, kinetic bazaars and remote yurtstays, Central Asia encapsulates the romance of the Silk Road like nowhere else.
  • Central Asia | Article about Central Asia by The Free ...

    encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Central+Asia Central Asia is rich in rare and nonferrous metals, common salt, and various other minerals. Climate. In winter the Asian anticyclone is located over Central Asia, but in summer the region is an area of low atmospheric pressure with prevailing low-humidity air masses of oceanic origin.
  • History of Central Asia - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Central_Asia The history of Central Asia concerns the history of the various peoples that have inhabited Central Asia. The lifestyle of such people has been determined primarily by the area's climate and geography.The aridity of the region makes agriculture difficult and distance from the sea cut it off from much trade. Thus, few major cities developed in the region.
  • Central Asia – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

    en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Central_Asia Central Asia is a rugged, arid region, historically coveted for its position between Europe and East Asia with the legendary Silk Route, rather than for its resources, although petroleum, natural gas and mineral reserves have become more important in modern times.. The region has no exact boundaries, but is usually considered to include the former Soviet republics, and Afghanistan; also known ...
  • History of Central Asia | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/topic/history-of-Central-Asia History of Central Asia, history of the area from prehistoric and ancient times to the present. In its historical application the term Central Asia designates an area that is considerably larger than the heartland of the Asian continent. Were it not for the awkwardness of the term, it would be
  • China, Russia, United States Compete Over Central Asia’s ...

    foreignpolicy.com/2020/08/03/covid-19-china-new-great-game-central-asia Central Asia is more than just one such front; strategically, the region matters. Relative to its population and economy, no other region is enmeshed in as many pressing geopolitical issues such ...