Khiva or Kheeva (Uzbek: Xiva Хива; Persian: خیوه Khiveh; Russian: Хива; Hindi: खीवा; alternative or historical names include Khorasam, Khoresm, Khwarezm, Khwarizm, Khwarazm, Chorezm, and Persian: خوارزم) is a city of approximately 50,000 people located in Xorazm Region, Uzbekistan. According to archaeological data, the city was established in the beginning of the Christian era. It is the former capital of Khwarezmia and the Khanate of Khiva. Itchan Kala in Khiva was the first site in Uzbekistan to be inscribed in the World Heritage List.
खीवा (Khiva) - यह रूस के प्रान्त उजबेक का एक नगर है जो अरल सागर के दक्षिण में और अमू दरिया के पश्चिम में स्थित है।
World Heritage site
Khiva, one of the most noteworthy of the cities and towns of Central Asia, is situated on the left bank of the Amu Darya in the southern part of the modern region of Khorezm in Uzbekistan. It is a unique monument town, completely preserved in the cultural style of the region. In 1967 it was proclaimed a town-reserve and since 1990 one part of Khiva — the Itchan-Kala — was recognized by UNESCO as an historical monument of world significance.
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter IV (Page 318)
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