Gok Gumbaz mosque in Qarshi
Qarshi (Russian Карши / Karshi ) is the seventh largest city in Uzbekistan. The population was in the year 2006 226.905 inhabitants, while in 1979 still 108 225 people lived here. The city is cycle-free and capital of the province Qashqadaryo in the south of the country.
Qarshi celebrated in 2008 officially launched its 2700- year history. The city was formerly called Nachschab, then Neseb, from the 14th century Qarshi and 1922-1937 Behbudiy after killed here Mahmudhoja Behbudiy.
Qarshi was once one of the most important cities of Sogdia. To Qarshi, there are over 300 ruins from ancient and medieval times.