Guide to TURKMENISTAN
TURKMENISTAN which official name is Turkmenistan or Turkmenistan, is a country from Asia located at the Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan. TURKMENISTAN with 3,736 km sq km, limits with: Afghanistan 744 km, Iran 992 km, Kazakhstan 379 km, Uzbekistan 1,621 km; and is divided in 5 provinces . TURKMENISTAN's capital is Ashgabat , but TURKMENISTAN 's most populated city is asgabat with about 797,900 inhabitants.
History of TURKMENISTAN
TURKMENISTAN's government is republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch; a Republic with a Power constitutionally linked to a single political movement government type, with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedow as head of state.
Other symbols of TURKMENISTAN are Turkmenistani anthem "Independent, Neutral, Turkmenistan State Anthem Turkmenistani flag.Turkmenistani flag is composed by 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 similar to the olive branches on the UN flag; a white crescent moon representing Islam with five white stars representing the regions or velayats of Turkmenistan appear in the upper corner of the field just to the fly side of the red stripe .
TURKMENISTAN's history is quite long: 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 NIYAZOV died in December 2006, and Turkmenistan held its first multi-candidate presidential electoral process in February 2007. Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOW, a former NIYAZOV aide, emerged as the country's new president.
TURKMENISTAN has an area of 488,100Km ,with a coastline of 0, this great area is composed by 488,100 sq km of land and NEGL of water. Turkmenistani geography is known by it's flat-to-rolling sandy desert with dunes rising to mountains in the south and low mountains along border with Iran and borders Caspian Sea in west .
Guide to travel to TURKMENISTAN
If you are thinking on traveling to TURKMENISTAN, you will have to take in consideration some points like TURKMENISTAN's currency, TURKMENISTAN's weather, TURKMENISTAN's national holiday and TURKMENISTAN's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. TURKMENISTAN`s currency is called manat ( 0), which is divided in 100 tenga
TURKMENISTAN's weather is characterized to be subtropical desert. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to TURKMENISTAN.
You can also consider to visit TURKMENISTAN on it's national holiday to get in TURKMENISTAN's culture. If you do so, TURKMENISTAN's national holiday is called Independence Day, 27 October.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of TURKMENISTAN: Gora Ayribaba 3,139 m. And try also to get to TURKMENISTAN's lowest point: Vpadina Akchanaya -81 m; note - Sarygamysh Koli is a 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)But if you prefer the city, you must visit TURKMENISTAN's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to TURKMENISTAN, with more than 29 airports and 0 airlines, you will get to TURKMENISTAN without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. TURKMENISTAN has about2,440 of railways, and also1,300 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
TURKMENISTAN is known by Turkmenistanis as Turkmenistan in the shortened way. Turkmenistani, about 5,097,028 people, are composed by different ethnics: Turkmen 85%, Uzbek 5%, Russian 4%, other 6% (2003). And they also have different languages: Turkmen.
Another relevant point nowadays it's TURKMENISTAN's religion. Turkmenistanis are divided in Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%.
Videos of Turkmenistan
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