Mission, 1; parishes, 5; priests, 10 (2 dioc., 8 rel.); bros., 2; srs., 9; bap., 22; Caths., 3,000; tot. pop., 25,070,000.
Former republic of USSR; independent, 1991; capital, Tashkent. The majority of the population is Sunni Muslim. A small number of Catholics live in Tashkent. The Vatican established a mission in 1997.
(The above exert comes from Our Sunday Visitor's 2004 Catholic Almanac and is used on this web site with the publisher's permission.)