Namangan is one of the ancient cities. The approximate date of its foundation is 1610 and the city is located in the northern part of the Fergana Valley at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level. According to the historian and literary critic Ahmad Ubaidullo, Namangan was known as a city in the 10th century. Of course this question deserves careful research. According to the testimony of a traveller, there were already 70 large and small towns and villages on the territory of the Fergana Valley 2000 years ago. There is no doubt that Namangan is included in this number. Already in the 4th and 2nd century B.C. Namangan was one of the largest cities of the Fergana Valley. Its population was mainly engaged in agriculture: wheat, rice, cotton. A considerable place was occupied by viticulture and animal husbandry. Over the years, trade (internal, external) developed, which was able to boost the development of town planning and crafts.