Information about city Andijan in Uzbekistan
By age Andijan is one of the most ancient cities of Fergana Valley. Ancient city of Markhamat, capital of the anmcient state of Davan - «Ershi» that was famous for fast horses is located in 30 kilometers from the contemporary city. From this ancient city such horses were delivered to the courts of Chinese emperors as precious jewels. In IX and X centuries Andijan became the possession of Samanids. In XV century the Temurid Babur was Andijan’s ruler.
In 1902 Andijan suffered from strong earthquake, and the city was practically built anew. Among the monuments of past centuries only Djami madrasah was preserved. Today Andijan is one of the largest industrial centers of Uzbekistan. Joint Uzbek-Korean venture for production of cars was built here, there are machinery plant, cotton mill, textile factory. City is surrounded with fruit gardens, cotton and wheat fields.