History of Central AsiaUploader: Shakagul 3 years ago Subscribe 8
The idea of Central Asia as a distinct region of the world was introduced in by the geographer Alexander von Humboldt. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. The capital and largest city of Afghanistan. After the 1st century BC, these cities became home to the traders of the Silk Road and grew wealthy from this trade. Margiana was the region around Merv. The region consists of the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan.