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Map of Turkmenistan

Area in square kilometers

488,100 km2
The official language of Turkmenistan is Turkmen, a Turkic language. Turkmen is closely related to Uzbek, Crimean Tatar, and other Turkic languages. Written Turkmen has gone through a vast number of different alphabets. Prior to 1929, Turkmen was written in the Arabic script.
Turkmenistan has approximately 5,100,000 citizens, and its population is growing about 1.6% annually. The largest ethnic group is the Turkmen, comprising 61% of the population.
Turkmenistan has been a nominal democratic republic, but there is only one approved political party: the Democratic Party of Turkmenistan.
of Turkmenistan from 2 November 1990 until his death in 2006. He was First Secretary of the Turkmen Communist Party from 1985 until 1991 and continued to lead Turkmenistan for 15 years after independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
people of Turkmenistan with his ideas and promote native culture (and by extension prohibiting foreign culture). He also took part in creating new holidays with a specific Turkmen nature and introduced a new Turkmen alphabet to replace Russian Cyrillic.
Saparmurat Türkmenbaşy, President of Turkmenistan and Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers". His self-given title Türkmenbaşy, or Turkmenbashi (pronounced ), meaning Leader of Turkmens, referred to his position as the founder and president of the Association of Turkmens of the World.
The territory of Turkmenistan has a long and checkered history, as armies from one empire after another decamped there on their way to more prosperous territories.
Turkmenistan's GDP growth rate of 11% in 2010 ranks 4th in the world, but these figures are subject to wide margins of error. It possesses the world's fourth largest reserves of natural gas resources.
Turkmenistan is one of the six independent Turkic states. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, Uzbekistan to the east and northeast, Kazakhstan to the north and northwest and the Caspian Sea to the west.
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slowed Turkmenistan's economy in 2009, and probably will hamper growth through 2010. In the past, Turkmenistan's economic statistics were state secrets.
Turkmenistan has taken a cautious approach to economic reform, hoping to use gas and cotton sales to sustain its inefficient economy. Privatization goals remain limited.
lake in northern Turkmenistan with a water level that fluctuates above and below the elevation of Vpadina Akchanaya (the lake has dropped as low as -110 m) highest point: Gora Ayribaba 3,139 m Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, sulfur, salt
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Turkmenistan is largely desert country with intensive agriculture in irrigated oases and large gas and oil resources. One-half of its irrigated land is planted in cotton; formerly it was the world's tenth-largest producer.
Turkmenistan ( Turkmen: Türkmenistan; also known as Turkmenia) is a Turkic country in Central Asia. The name Turkmenistan is derived from Persian, meaning "land of the Turkmen". The name of its capital, Ashgabat, derived from Persian as well, loosely translating as "the city of love".
Turkmenistan in an attempt to expand into Khorasan (modern Afghanistan). The empire broke down in the second half of the twelfth century, and the Turkmen lost their independence when Genghis Khan took control of the eastern Caspian Sea region on his march west.
The Turkmenistan region soon came to be known as the capital of Greater Khorasan, when the caliph Al-Ma'mun moved his capital to Merv.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Turkmenistan is a Central Asian nation roughly the size of California. It shares borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Turkmenistan gained its independence in 1991 during the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
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Turkmenistan is situated in the very heart of Central Asia, between the Caspian Sea in the west and the great Amu Darya River in the east, and from the Aral Sea littoral steppes in the north to the Kopet Dag mountain range to
Turkmenistan is an independent state; founded in 1991 after the disintegration of the USSR, five years later it attained a unique political status which was recognized by the United Nations Organization.
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Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia with a population of about 5 million, and an area around half a million km2, or almost the size of Spain.
Turkmenistan is one of just two Stalinist countries in existence (the other being North Korea) and the government is in firm control of nearly everything, although, surprisingly, tourism is welcomed as long as you don't discuss politics or omnipresent police/military.
Turkmenistan is also the second wealthiest country in Central Asia.
More than 90% of Turkmenistan's cultivated land is irrigated. Cotton, grown along the Kara Kum canal and in the Murgab and Tejen oases, is the chief crop; wheat, barley, corn, millet, sesame, vegetables, melons, wine grapes, and alfalfa are also cultivated.
nine-tenths of Turkmenistan is desert, chiefly the Karakum. The main rivers are the Amu Darya and Morghab. Many irrigation canals and reservoirs have been built, including the Karakum Canal, which runs 870 mi (1,400 km) between the Amu Darya and the Caspian Sea.
Turkmenistan declared its independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Ashgabat is the capital and the largest city. Population: 5,100,000.
rapped Turkmenistan for maintaining a “climate of impunity,” and called on Ashgabat to address systematic human rights abuses as a “matter of urgency.
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Turkmenistan's first - and very incomplete - report to this treaty body that reviews the compliance of states with the UN Convention Against Torture.
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parliamentary elections in Turkmenistan, stating that "the current political context does not allow for a meaningful competition." About 90 percent of the candidates were members of the Democratic Party, which is led by Berdymukhamedov and is the only political party registered in Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan adopted a new criminal procedure code in May. The code has limited progressive clauses related to juvenile justice, appeals, and admissibility of evidence.
Map of TurkmenistanMap of Turkmenistan President: Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov (2007) Total area: 188,455 sq mi (488,100 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 4,940,916 (growth rate: 1.1%); birth rate: 19.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 43.8/1000; life expectancy: 68.
Turkmenistan (formerly Turkmenia) is bounded by the Caspian Sea in the west, Kazakhstan in the north, Uzbekistan in the east, and Iran and Afghanistan in the south. About nine-tenths of Turkmenistan is desert, chiefly the Kara-Kum.
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transition from Iran to Turkmenistan is the most dramatic. Felt like entering a surreal world as we approached Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital.
Turkmenistan’s dual persona is omnipresent. The lavish palaces in the capital, gold statues and marble monuments are as captivating as the deep mysticism and legend that hangs over pilgrimage sites and ancient ruins.
Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1925. It achieved its independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. President NIYAZOV retains absolute control over the country and opposition is not tolerated.
official web sites of Turkmenistan, addresses of Turkmenistani and foreign embassies, domestic airlines, local news, city- and country guides with travel and tourism information about accomodation, tourist attractions, events and more.
Turkmenistan, is the only one legally permitted. Independence: 27 October 1991 (from USSR). Constitution: 18 May 1992. Geography: Location: central Asia, bordered by the Caspian Sea to the west.
Map of Turkmenistan Map of Turkmenistan The name Turkmenistan is derived from Persian, meaning "land of the Turkmen people.
The area now known as Turkmenistan claims a history of conquest by other peoples and nations, the most recent being the Soviet Union in the twentieth century.
Turkmenistan (also known as Turkmenia) is a country in Central Asia that until 1991, was part of the Soviet Union as the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic. With one-half of its irrigated land planted in cotton, Turkmenistan is in the world's top 10-15 producers.
Originally a part of the kingdom of ancient Persia, Turkmenistan was conquered in 330 B.C. by Alexander the Great. After Alexander's death the area became part of Parthia, which fell in 224 A.D. to the Sassanid Persians. In the 8th cent.
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Turkmenistan is governed under the constitution of 2008. The president, who is both head of state and head of government, is elected by popular vote for a five-year term.
official language of Turkmenistan, though Russian still is widely spoken as a "language of inter-ethnic communication" (per the 1992 constitution). Education is universal and mandatory through the secondary level, the total duration of which is 10 years.
Political parties: Democratic Party of Turkmenistan (opposition parties are outlawed). Economy (2009 est.) GDP (PPP - purchasing power parity): $16.24 billion (Government of Turkmenistan report). GDP per capita (PPP, est.): $3,248.
took control of Turkmenistan, establishing its capital in Nisa, an area now located in the suburbs of the modern-day capital of Ashgabat. In the 7th century A.D. Arabs conquered this region, bringing with them the Islamic religion and incorporating the Turkmen into Middle Eastern culture.
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Summary: Iran announced readiness to boost ties with Turkmenistan in energy and technical and engineering services sector, said Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with his Turkmen counterpart Akca Nurberdiyeva in Tehran.
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ambassador of Turkmenistan to the Peoples Republic of China, Boris Shikhmuradov, but has found nothing new in it concerning the Niyazov`s regime assessment. Read more Read more...
ASHGABAT (TCA) ? In the beginning of the 90`s Turkmenistan was headed for the modernization of the whole energy system in the country. In meetings of government President Saparmurat Niyazov used to criticize sharply the heads of the sector, in particular, for bad management. Read more Read more...
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Turkmenistan came into being following the expression of the people's will in an October 1991 referendum and the passage by parliament of the Law of Independence.
The capital of Turkmenistan is Ashgabat. It is a modern city with the population of 450.000 peoples. Turkmenistan is devided into five regions (velayats). They are: Akhal, Balkan, Dashkhovuz, Lebap, Mary.
The territory of Turkmenistan stretches for 1110 kilometres from west to east and 650 kilometres from north to south.
and Turkmenistan held its first multi-candidate presidential election in February 2007. Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOW, a deputy cabinet chairman under NYYAZOW, emerged as the country's new president.
Eastern Turkmenistan for centuries formed part of the Persian province of Khurasan; in medieval times Merv (today known as Mary) was one of the great cities of the Islamic world and an important stop on the Silk Road.
in northern Turkmenistan with a water level that fluctuates above and below the elevation of Vpadina Akchanaya (the lake has dropped as low as -110 m) highest point: Gora Ayribaba 3,139 m Natural resources: Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.