Guliston also spelled as Gulistan (Uzbek: Guliston / Гулистoн; Russian: Гулистан), formerly known as Mirzachul (Russian: Мирзачуль, until 1961), is the capital of Sirdaryo Region in eastern Uzbekistan. It lies in the southeastern part of the Mirzachül (formerly Golodnaya) steppe, 120 kilometres (75 mi) southwest of Tashkent. It has an approx. population of 77,300. The main industry in the area is cottonpicking.