The Republic of Uzbekistan is the legal successor of the Uzbek SSR. Its area is 447,400 kilometers square, and the population is 28.1 million.
The head of the state is the President. Since 1990 Islam Karimov, former First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Uzbek Communist Party, has been on the post. The two chambers of the state parliament are the Oliy Majlis and
the Senate. The Prime Minister is Shavkat Mirziyoyev.