Pakhtakor (Uzbek: Paxtakor/Пахтакор, Persian: پخته کار , Russian: Пахтакaр) is a town in Jizzakh Region, Uzbekistan. It is the capital of Pakhtakor District. Name. The word Pakhta(پخته) in Persian means cotton and kor from kar-, kardan(کار، کردن) "to do, to make", produces a job name from a noun.
Jizzakh (Uzbek: Jizzax/Жиззах, جىززﻩخ; Russian: Джизак, Dzhizak/Džizak) is a city (population 138,400 in 2004) and the center of Jizzakh Region in Uzbekistan, northeast of Samarkand. The population of Jizzakh on April 24, 2014, was approximately 152,642.