) is a city in Fergana Province in
eastern Uzbekistan, at the southwestern edge of the Fergana Valley.
It has a population of 192,500 (1999 census estimate). Kokand is 228 km
(142 mi) southeast of Tashkent, 115 km (71 mi) west of Andijan,
and 88 km (55 mi) west of Fergana. It is nicknamed “City of
Winds”, or sometimes “Town of the Boar".
Kokand is on the crossroads of the ancient trade routes, at
the junction of two main routes into the Fergana Valley, one leading northwest