Central Asia

Central Asia is a subregion of Asia. Definitions of the region vary, for example [1] gives in "rough terms": the region from Iranian Azerbaijan and Turkic/Muslim regions of southern Russia in the west, through northern Afghanistan and southern Siberia, to Tibet and Mongolia in the east.

Countries typically included in entirety are:

together with parts of:

History

Historically, the region was crossed by the Silk Road.

Geography

The area features high mountain ranges (Tian Shan), deserts (Kara Kum, Kyzyl Kum, Taklamakan) and steppes.

Rivers include: Amu Darya, Syr Darya, Hari Rud

Demographics

The region is largely inhabited by Turkic peoples.

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