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  Central Asia travel guide - Wikitravel
Central Asia is most notable for being home to the 'Stans: rugged countries with limited arable land, historically coveted for their position between Europe and east Asia, rather than for their resources (though petroleum reserves in the region are becoming important).
As a bridge between Europe and Asia, the region was the home of the Silk Road, the ancient trading routes between the two continents in the first centuries of the common era.
With the notable exception of Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, Central Asia is dominated by drinkers.
wikitravel.org /en/Central_Asia   (1486 words)

  Central Asia,Central Asia tour,Central Asia Tours
The cultural exchange between India and central Asia was strongest during the medieval period of history and now again in the 21st century the glorious contact is once again being revived.
Central Asia or 'Turkestan' is a vast area of the desert, steppe and knotted mountain ranges stretching from the Caspian to Mongolia, and Siberia to the Hindu Kush.
Central Asia's epic history, from Alexander the great to the Khans of Khiva, litters the land at every turn.
www.vardhmanindia.com /centralasia/central-asia-1.htm   (229 words)

 About Central Asia :: Central Asia travel. History of Central Asia, Central Asia countries, steppes of Central Asia
Central Asia covers an essential territory of the Asian part of the planet.
The Central Asian territory spreads from the Caspian sea on the west to the borders with China on the East and from the Aral-Irtysh watershed on the north to the border with Iran and Afganistan on the south.
The desert areas and steppes of Central Asia are characterized by continental climate and intensive insolation, the extreme air aridity, little precipitation.
www.orexca.com /centralasia.php   (389 words)

 Central Asia - Info on Central Asian Countries
Central Asia covers an area of 3,994,300 square kilometers which includes some of the most sparsely populated regions in the world.
Central Asia was also the birthplace of Sufism, the mystical trend in Islam which spread rapidly to Africa and Asia.
Kyrgyzstan is situated in Central Asia, its neighbouring countries are Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tadjikistan to the south and China to its East and South-East.
www.advantour.com /central-asia   (721 words)

 The Times of Central Asia on the Web
Central Asia watchers in Moscow feel the latest indicators point to a permanent US presence in the region.
If you look at the map of Central Asia, you will probably ask a legitimate question, "Why are there so many resorts at Kyrgyzstan`s Lake Issyk-Kul and none at Kazakhstan`s Lake Balkhash, which is much bigger?" Balkhash is practically unknown to foreigners and Kazakhs alike.
The Uzbek Central Electoral Commission has called on the Uzbek people to take an active part in the referendum on 27 January which will decide whether to extend the president`s constitutional term of office from five to seven years and whether to introduce a bicameral parliament.
www.times.kg   (1214 words)

 Tour to Central Asia, Central Asia Tours, Tours to Afghanistan, Tours to Kazakstan, Tours to Kyrgyzstan, Tours to ...
In Central Asia, we have cultural tours to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Moscow's central core reflects Russia's long and fascinating history at the heart of a vast empire, whether in the relics of the Communist years, the Kremlin with its palaces and churches of the tsars or wooden buildings still tucked away in backstreets.
Uzbekistan occupies the heartland of Central Asia and is perhaps the most important of the former Soviet Central Asian republics.
www.bestway.com /central_asia.html   (1592 words)

 Central Asia
UCLA’s Asia Institute and partners launched a Central Asia Initiative whose goal is to better understand societies and cultures long ‘on the fringes.’ A conference will be held in October and will ask ‘what changed on the steppes of Central Asia as states acquired the means to move and deport whole peoples.’
For a unrelated Central Asia Initiative project, Doug Chabot, a mountaineer, is a one-man humanitarian mission in Pakistan and Afghanistan, working to promote education by visiting local schools.
Central and Greater Asia are also facing rising levels of inflation as this story reports, the region’s central banks are going to have to soon make major decisions concerning interest rates.
centralasia.foreignpolicyblogs.com   (3733 words)

 Home | Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Analyst
The planning stage of the strategy was marked by a controversy between proponents of an interest-based approach focusing on energy and security, led by Germany; and supporters of a value-based approach that stressed the importance of human rights and democratization, led by the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden.
CACI Forum: "Pakistan and Central Asia: Post-Bhutto Implications", with Senator Javaid Laghari, Pakistan.
CACI Forum "Directions in Language Policy and Practice in Central Asia and South Caucasus", with William Fierman and Dan E. Davidson.
www.cacianalyst.org   (786 words)

 About Central Asia religions :: Islam Central Asia. Suphism Central Asia. Buddhism Central Asia. Zoroastrianism Central ...
The affairs of Moslem communities in Central Asia are managed by Religious Administration of Moslems of Maverounahr having its head office in Tashkent.
When Kanishka the king came to power in 78 in Central Asia the new system of chronology was adopted replacing the chronology from the era of the Seleukids.
During the rule of the Arshakids and the Sasanids in Central Asia Zoroasterianism was official religion.
www.orexca.com /religia.shtml   (1308 words)

  Central Asia Casinos & Gambling
The continent of Central Asia has 7 countries with casinos in them and 0 countries with pari-mutuel facilities in them, including horse racing and dog racing or the newer racinos which have slots or video poker terminals within reach of the gamblers.
Central Asian Poker for the poker guide, or Central Asian Lottery for Central Asian lottery results and lottery information and last but not least visit this page for the current gambling news in Central Asia.
In Central Asia you will find the country of Kazakhstan to have more casinos than any other country in Central Asia, with 28 casinos and 190 slots.
www.worldcasinodirectory.com /centralasia-casinos.asp   (776 words)

 Central Asia - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Central Asia (Russian: Среднaя Азия/"Srednaya Azia" for "Middle Asia" or Центральная Азия/"Tsentrallnaya Azia" for "Central Asia"; Mandarin Chinese: 中亚/ pinyin: "Zhŏngyà"; Arabic: ﺔﻄﻮﺳﻠﺍ ﺎﺴﻴﺁ/"Asya al Wsta") is a vast landlocked region of Asia.
Central Asia is an extremely large region of varied geography, including high plateaus and mountains (Tian Shan), vast deserts (Kara Kum, Kyzyl Kum, Taklamakan), and especially treeless, grassy steppes.
Uzbek and Uighur are spoken in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Xinjiang.
www.voyager.in /Central_Asia   (2942 words)

 Landlocked - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Central European landlocked countries (6): Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Switzerland
Central African landlocked countries (5): Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, Niger
Asia has 10, while America has only 2.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Landlocked   (1240 words)

 Europe and Central Asia
From Red to Gray: Aging Populations in Europe and Central Asia
By 2025, many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia will have among the oldest populations in the world.
The impact of large migration flows from Western Europe to Central Asia.
web.worldbank.org /WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/ECAEXT/0,,menuPK:258604~pagePK:158889~piPK:146815~theSitePK:258599,00.html   (266 words)

 Central Asia
There are more than 400 people groups in Central Asia with no access to the gospel.
It was spring 1992, when the dust of the fallen Soviet empire was still settling across Central Asia.
Central Asia invites you to participate in an interactive forum for pastors and missions leaders.
centralasia.imb.org   (325 words)

 Central Asia Gold AB
Central Asia Gold AB Välkommen till Central Asia Gold AB
Central Asia Gold AB ("CAG AB") är ett svenskt gruvbolag med inriktning på guldproduktion i Ryssland och Mongoliet i de centrala delarna av Asien.
Central Asia Gold AB, Brovägen 9, 182 76 Stocksund,
www.centralasiagold.se   (456 words)

 Central Asia Institute » Home
Central Asia Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace, One School At A Time, by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, recounts the journey that led Greg Mortenson from a failed attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2 to successfully building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Copyright © 2008 Central Asia Institute, All Rights Reserved
www.ikat.org   (161 words)

 OrexCA.com - Tourism in Uzbekistan & Central Asia Travel. Uzbekistan hotels. Uzbekistan travel. Silk Road tours. ...
OrexCA.com - Tourism in Uzbekistan and Central Asia Travel.
Description: Central Asia is a region full of surprises, contrasts and fascinating places to visit.
To make seeing Central Asia from many aspects such as different cultures.
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 India & Central Asia hostels: Book a cheap hostel in India & Central Asia for backpackers, by Hostelbookers.com
India and Central Asia hostels: Book a cheap hostel in India and Central Asia for backpackers, by Hostelbookers.com
For the best hostels and youth hostels in India and Central Asia, click the desired country above and you will be given a varied selection of great accommodation for students, backpackers and travellers.
We use the latest technology to ensure our systems are fast, secure and reliable.
www.hostelbookers.com /hostels/india_central_asia   (124 words)

 Central Asia travel guide
Central Asia travel guide - The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and what to see
Central Asia consists of the seven countries, all of which are landlocked.
Additional travel guides are available in ten languages at wikitravel.org.
www.world66.com /asia/centralasia   (96 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Power politics over Central Asia bases
Earlier this month, the Central Asian states, backed by Russia and China, called on the US to give a timeframe for withdrawal of forces.
"The US is interested in Central Asia because it is a significant land mass that could become a haven for terrorists," Mr Cornell told the BBC News website.
He says that objections to the US presence have been fuelled by Russia and China, which view Central Asia as their sphere of influence.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4718451.stm   (694 words)

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