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Some sentences about Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan was the last of the soviet republic I visited.

I have only been 3 days in this country.

It was the second country I was glad to leave.

The situation there is very strange.

The country has many gas and oil resources!

But the only person who profits from this is the dictator!

Everywhere you go you will be watched by police officers.

Many people try to cheat you because you are foreigner.

Most of the country is dessert.

A ride through the dessert will be interesting.

Traveling through Turkmenistan will be a big adventure.

Be aware of the negative things.

But going through difficult situations makes you stronger!

Some facts about Turkmenistan


Formal Name: Turkmenistan

Local Name: Turkmenistan

Local Formal Name: Turkmenostan Respublikasy

United Nations CIS
Location: Asia
Status: UN Country
Capital City: Ashkhabad
Population: 4,400,000
Area: 488,000 km2
Currency: 1 manat
Languages: Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek
Religions: Sunni Muslim

Geographic information about Turkmenistan

The country is approximately 488,100 square kilometers. 90% of the country is covered by the Karakum Desert. The center of country is dominated by Turan Depression and the Karakum Desert which are mostly flatlands. The Kopet Dag Range, along the southwestern border, reaches 2,912 meters. The Balkan Mountains in the far west and the Kugitang Range in the far east are the only other appreciable elevations. Rivers include the Amu Darya and Hari Rud.

The climate is subtropical desert, with little rainfall. Winters are mild and dry, with most precipitation falling between January and May. Heaviest precipitation is in the Kopetdag Range.

Other cities include: Turkmenbashi (formerly Krasnovodsk) and Dashoguz.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting places, good adventure!
  • Cons:Many people try to cheat you!
  • In a nutshell:Turkmenistan is a big adventure! Be prepared for it!
  • Last visit to Turkmenistan: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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