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The population of the Republic of Uzbekistan is more than 26.4 million (by 4-th quarter 2006), 37 % of them living in urban areas and 63 % - rural residents.
Uzbeks are the main ethnicity, forming around 80% of population. Uzbekistan is a multicultural country with more than 100 nationalities living together for a long historic period.
Republic of Uzbekistan, as other countries of the Central Asia, characterizes with comparatively young population and high portion of them in the structure of labour force. Share of people below working age is 39% of total population, with working age people compromising 54% and 7% are above.