The country of Turkmenistan is located in Central Asia. It borders Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the northeast, Afghanistan to the southwest and Iran to the southwest. In the west, it stretches to the Caspian Sea. More than 80% of the country is desert. Its capital is Ashkhabad. Still with us? You´ll be tested on this later!
Turkmenistan is a unique and fascinating destination for adventurers, or those with an adventurous spirit, who are fascinated by the majesty of mountain landscapes, sand deserts and the great outdoors. This is a new and completely unique destination. The country´s capital, Ashkhabad, and other cities such as Merv, Dekhistan and Kony-Urgench are also worth visiting. An organized tour that follows the ancient Silk Route will take you to all of the country´s top attractions.
Kilroy writes” The Turmenian people are extremely proud of their country which includes mountain ranges, sand deserts and coastal areas along the Caspian Sea. Turkmenistan is a mystical and spiritual land that is perhaps best known for the beautiful marble buildings, large palaces and gold statues with their alluring air of mystery that were built under the former president, Saparmurat “Turkmenbashi” Niyazov.
Area: 491,210 sq. km.
Currency: Turkmenian manat
Population: 5.3 million (2015) The World Bank
Official language: Turkmenian
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