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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of August 28, 2020 No. ZRU-635

About the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Accepted by Legislative house on May 19, 2020

Approved by the Senate on August 7, 2020

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Article 2. Legislation on the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The legislation on the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

the cities of regional subordination (the city which are under supervision of the Republic of Karakalpakstan) - settlements with population, as a rule, at least thirty thousand people having important administrative value, the developed infrastructure, and also being the perspective economic and cultural centers;

the administrative-territorial device - division of the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan into administrative and territorial units;

questions of the administrative-territorial device - education, abolition and change of borders of administrative and territorial units, establishment and transferring of the administrative centers of administrative and territorial units, change of subordination of administrative and territorial units;

cities of republican subordination - the settlements having strategic importance, large industrial enterprises and the developed infrastructure, and also being the perspective economic and cultural centers which can be determined by decisions of chambers of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

the cities of district subordination - settlements with population, as a rule, at least seven thousand people having industrial enterprises and the developed infrastructure;

areas - administrative and territorial units as a part of areas, the Republics of Karakalpakstan consisting, as a rule, of the cities, settlements, kishlaks and auls;

the description of the line of border - the basic document which contains the description of passing of the line of border with indication of its direction and distance between the border points applied on cartographical tracing of borders of administrative and territorial unit, connecting the line of border with coordinates of points of turn, and also the corresponding topographical elements of the area;

areas in the cities - parts of the territories of the cities with the status of administrative and territorial units, as a rule, with population at least twenty thousand people consisting of descents of citizens (makhally);

settlements - settlements with population, as a rule, at least two thousand people located near industrial enterprises, railway stations and other important objects, consisting of descents of citizens (makhally);

administrative and territorial units of the Republic of Uzbekistan - areas, areas, the cities, settlements, kishlaks, auls, and also the Republic of Karakalpakstan;

kishlaks and auls - the settlements located in the territory of areas, consisting of descents of citizens (makhally).

Article 4. The basic principles in the field of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The basic principles in the field of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan are:

integrity and indivisibility of the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

legality;

efficiency of public administration in administrative and territorial units;

social and economic development of administrative and territorial units.

Article 5. Components of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Republic of Uzbekistan consists of areas, areas, the cities, settlements, kishlaks, auls, and also the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

The Republic of Karakalpakstan consists of areas, the cities, settlements, kishlaks and auls.

Areas consist of areas, and also the cities of regional and district subordination, settlements, kishlaks and auls. Within the cities of regional subordination areas can be also formed.

Within administrative-territorial borders of areas there can be cities of republican subordination.

The city of Tashkent consists of areas.

Chapter 2. State regulation in the field of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Article 6. Powers of chambers of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Chambers of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan within the powers:

make decisions concerning the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

consider offers of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

approve offers of the Jokargi Kenes of the Republic of Karakalpakstan on the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.

Consideration of questions of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan is performed by chambers of Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the basis of their regulations.

Article 7. Powers of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of the administrative-territorial device of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan within the powers:

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