Saturday, 24 February 2018

KARAKALPAKSTAN / Qaraqalpaqstan Respublikası/ Қарақалпақстан Республикасы

Karakalpakstan (Karakalpak: Qaraqalpaqstan / Қарақалпақстан), officially the Republic of Karakalpakstan (Karakalpak: Qaraqalpaqstan Respublikası / Қарақалпақстан Республикасы) is an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan. It occupies the whole northwestern end of Uzbekistan. The capital is Nukus (Noʻkis / Нөкис). The Republic of Karakalpakstan has an area of 160,000 square kilometres (62,000 sq mi). Its territory covers the classical land of Khwarezm, though in classical Persian literature the area was known as Kāt (کات)
Karakalpakstan is now mostly desert and is located in western Uzbekistan near the Aral Sea, in the lowest part of the Amu Darya basin. It has an area of 164,900 km² and is surrounded by desert. 
The Republic of Karakalpakstan is formally sovereign and shares veto power over decisions concerning it with Uzbekistan. According to the constitution, relations between Karakalpakstan and Uzbekistan are "regulated by treaties and agreements" and any disputes are "settled by way of reconciliation". Its right to secede is limited by the veto power of Uzbekistan's legislature over any decision to secede. Article 74, chapter XVII, Constitution of Uzbekistan, provides that: "The Republic of Karakalpakstan shall have the right to secede from the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of a nationwide referendum held by the people of Karakalpakstan." 

This is my first cover from the Karakalpakstan Republic, an autonomous region within Uzbekistan. The covers posted on 15 January 2018 and I received them in my hands on 05 February 2018. There is no special postage stamps for Karakalpakstan, still I found some stamps which is related to the region, Luckily I got two stamps with the map of Karakalpakstan and it is written as 'Qoroqolpokston Respublikasi" in Uzbek language. Uzbekistan issues beautiful thematic stamps every year.The covers posted by Jalaludin from Nukus, the capital city of Karakalpakstan.

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