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Namangan Province ( , Russian: Наманганская область) is a viloyat (province) of Uzbekistanmarker, located in the southern part of the Fergana Valleymarker in far eastern part of the country. It is on the right bank of Syr Daryamarker River and borders with Kyrgyzstanmarker, Fergana Provincemarker and Andijan Provincemarker. It covers an area of 7,900 sq. km. The population is estimated to be around 1,970,000, with over 62% of the population living in rural areas.

Namangan Province is divided into 11 administrative districts. The capital is the city of Namanganmarker (pop est 410,000 inhabitants). Other major cities include Kosonsoymarker, Pop, Uchqo‘rg‘on, To‘raqo‘rg‘on, Chortoq, Haqqulobod and Chustmarker.

The climate is a typically continental climate with extreme differences between winter and summer temperatures.

Natural resources include deposits of petroleum, natural gas, gold, lead, copper, quartz and antimony. Main agriculture includes cotton, horticulture and sericulture, animal husbandy, including breeding of Angora goats for their valuable down hair.

Industry is primarily based on textiles, with two large silk production complexes, a non-woven fabric manufacturing plant, cotton yarn processing, and numerous smaller textile, leather and footwear plants. The area is also a center for the production of traditional Uzbek handicrafts, especially knives.



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