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|Administrative divisions:||5 provinces (welayatlar , singular - welayat) and 1 independent city*: Ahal Welayaty (Anew) , Ashgabat* , Balkan Welayaty (Balkanabat) , Dashoguz Welayaty , Lebap Welayaty (Turkmenabat) , Mary Welayaty note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)|
|Area:||total: 488 ,100 sq km land: 488 ,100 sq km water: NEGL|
|Background:||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. Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885 , Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. Extensive hydrocarbon/natural gas reserves could prove a boon to this underdeveloped country if extraction and delivery projects were to be expanded. The Turkmenistan Government is actively seeking to develop alternative petroleum transportation routes to break Russia's pipeline monopoly. President for Life Saparmurat NYYAZOW died in December 2006 , and Turkmenistan held its first multi-candidate presidential electoral process in February 2007. Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOW , a vice premier under NYYAZOW , emerged as the country's new president.|
|Flag description:||green field with a vertical red stripe near the hoist side , containing five tribal guls (designs used in producing carpets) stacked above two crossed olive branches; a white crescent moon representing Islam with five white stars representing the regions or welayats of Turkmenistan appear in the upper corner of the field just to the fly side of the red stripe|
|Capital:||name: Ashgabat (Ashkhabad) geographic coordinates: 37 57 N , 58 23 E time difference: UTC+5 (10 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)|
|Ethnic groups:||Turkmen 85% , Uzbek 5% , Russian 4% , other 6% (2003)|
|Geographic coordinates:||40 00 N , 60 00 E|
|Geography note:||landlocked; the western and central low-lying desolate portions of the country make up the great Garagum (Kara-Kum) desert , which occupies over 80% of the country; eastern part is plateau|
|Government type:||republic; authoritarian presidential rule , with little power outside the executive branch|
|Imports partners:||UAE 14.8% , Turkey 10.6% , China 9.5% , Ukraine 9% , Russia 8.4% , Iran 7.2% , Germany 6.8% , US 5.8% (2007)|
|Internet country code:||.tm|
|Land boundaries:||0 km; note - Turkmenistan borders the Caspian Sea (1 ,768 km)|
|Neighbouring countries:||total: 3 ,736 km border countries: Afghanistan 744 km , Iran 992 km , Kazakhstan 379 km , Uzbekistan 1 ,621 km|
|Languages:||Turkmen 72% , Russian 12% , Uzbek 9% , other 7%|
|Location:||Central Asia , bordering the Caspian Sea , between Iran and Kazakhstan|
|National holiday:||Independence Day , 27 October (1991)|
|Nationality:||noun: Turkmen(s) adjective: Turkmenistani|
|Population:||5 ,179 ,571 (July 2008 est.)|
|Religions:||Muslim 89% , Eastern Orthodox 9% , unknown 2%|
|Terrain:||flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes rising to mountains in the south; low mountains along border with Iran; borders Caspian Sea in west|
|Unemployment rate:||60% (2004 est.)|
Capital of Turkmenistan
Aşgabat (click to view Aşgabat Google map)
Places in Turkmenistan
Browse the online directory of Satellite City Maps.com for administrative regions in Turkmenistan below. Places in country Turkmenistan are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2, eventually up to level 3 administrative regions. Click on the name of the place to view it on Google map, or with satellite images.
Balkan Province (212 + I Google map locations)
Dasoguz Province (88 + I Google map locations)
Lebap Province (314 + I Google map locations)
Random cities in TurkmenistanAşgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan.
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