Several cities in Central Asia have served and continue to serve as major centers of Central Asian culture and economy.
Central Asia is a large geographical region that runs from Russia to Afghanistan and from China to the Caspian Sea. It covers an area of over 1.5 million square miles and encompasses several countries. This region is rich in culture due in part to its history as a central location along the historic Silk Road that connected Europe with East Asia, West Asia, and South Asia. Today, Central Asia has a population of approximately 68 million, many of whom live in the region’s urban areas. This article takes a closer look at these major cities.
12. Mazar-e Sharif
Mazar-e Sharif is located in the north central region of Afghanistan. It is the country’s third largest city with a population of between 577,000 and 693,000.