The Province of Andijan is situated in the eastern part of Fergana Valley. It covers an area of 4,200 square kilometers. The climate is typically continental with extreme differences between winter and summer temperatures. The population of the Province is 1 899 000, the average density is 499 people per square kilometer.
The Province is divided into 14 administrative districts. The Provinces adminis-trative center is the city of Andijan with 303,000 inhabitants. Other major centers in the Province are Asaka, Shakhrikhan, Khanabad, and Karasu.
Multiple deposits of oil, ozokerite and lime represent the mineral resources of the Province.
There are presently 85 joint ventures registered in the province. Foreign trade turnover totaled US $1,164,4 million in 1997.