Nukus

Nukus

Nukus (Karakalpak: Nókis / Нөкис; Uzbek: Nukus / Нукус) is the sixth-largest city in Uzbekistan and the capital of the autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan. The population of Nukus as of 1 January 2022 was 329,100.[1] The Amu Darya river passes west of the city. Administratively, Nukus is a district-level city, that includes the urban-type settlement Karatau.[2] The city is best known for its world-class Nukus Museum of Art. The name Nukus comes from the old tribal name of the Karakalpaks, Nukus.[3] Nukus developed from a small settlement in 1932 into a large, modern Soviet city with broad avenues and big public buildings by the 1950s.