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Andijan (also Andijon, Andizhan, Andizan) is a city of western Uzbekistan. Population 303,000. It is the capital of the province of the same name (Andijon Wiloyati).


Andijan is located in the Fergana Valley, near the border with Kyrgyzstan on the Andijan-Say River.


Andijan was an important stop along the Silk Road. It was seized by Russia in 1876.


Andijan is an industrial center in an irrigated area that produces fruits, cotton and silk.

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As reports continued to come in of clashes spreading outside the town of Andizhan, a sergeant in charge of the bridge at the border village of Kara Suu said he believed that 2,000 had been massacred during three days.
The arsenal at Andizhan prison was looted of rifles and grenades, according to witnesses.
Gunfire was again reported in Andizhan last night prompting fears that Uzbek forces were flushing armed militants from their boltholes around the town for a final assault.
Andijan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (726 words)
Andijan (Andijon in Uzbek; also Andizhan, Andizan, Андижан) is the fourth-largest city in Uzbekistan, and the capital of the Andijan Province.
The people's pronunciation is like the literary language since the works of Mir Ali-Sher Nawa'i, although he was raised in Herat, are in this language.
Khwaja Yusuf, who is famous for music, was from Andizhan.
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