Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Khokand, the capital of the ancient khanate of the same name, lies in the Ferghana valley, 10 miles S. of the river Sir-Daria. There are mosques. bazaars, schools, and other public buildings, and a largo trade is carried mi in cotton and grain, grown in the neighbourhood. The immediate vicinity of the city - where (ho soil, originally sterile, has become fertile through irrigation occupied chiefly by fruit-gardens. Since its annexation to Russia, the knanate has formed the government of Ferghana. t