Facts about Turkmenistan
Official languages: Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek
Area: 488,100 km²
Population: 4.9 million residents
Population density: 10.12 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .tm
ISO codes: TM, TKM , 795
The dialing code for Turkmenistan is +993
Flag of Turkmenistan
The flag of Turkmenistan is considered one of the most complicated flags. The base consists of a dark green leaf and in the upper central part there are five white five-pointed stars and a white crescent motif. The pole side of the flag consists of a vertical stripe with the motif of five so-called balls, which are samples used in the manufacture of carpets. Beneath the spheres are crossed branches of the olive tree, which are the symbol of peace of the United Nations. Turkmenistan is a famous producer of carpets, that’s why this motif was used. The five guls and five stars represent the five main Turkmen tribes and the country’s five provinces. At the same time, the stars, along with the crescent moon and the color green, are traditional symbols of Islam.
Turkmenistan (also known as Turkmenia in German during Soviet times) is a state in Central Asia and lies on the Caspian Sea. See Turkmenistan Location on World Map.
Biggest Cities of Turkmenistan by Population
Turkmenistan is a country located in Central Asia, with over 5.7 million people and a rapidly developing economy. The largest city in Turkmenistan is Ashgabat, with an estimated population of over 1.1 million people. It is the cultural, economic, and financial hub of the country. Located on the Karakum Desert, it offers a wide range of attractions for visitors such as markets like Altyn Asyr Bazaar for experiencing local culture or parks like Oguzhan Park for recreation activities such as biking or picnicking.
Mary is the second-largest city in Turkmenistan with around 230 thousand inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located near Turkmenistan’s eastern Lebap Province region, it has become an important political center due to its position as the capital of Mary Province as well as home to many government institutions and embassies from other countries. Mary also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Koneurgench Fortress for experiencing local culture or Kopet Dag Mountains for outdoor activities such as skiing or hiking.
Turkmenabat is the third-largest city in Turkmenistan with around 180 thousand inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located near Amu Darya River’s shoreline, it has become an important economic center with many industries based here such as tourism and manufacturing. It also offers plenty of cultural attractions like Magtymguly Monument or Kipchak Mosque which offer stunning views of traditional architecture or parks like Gyzylgaya National Park for outdoor activities like trekking or wildlife watching.
According to Abbreviation Finder, Ashgabat is the name of the capital of Turkmenistan. Ashgabat is written in Turkmen. The city is located in the south of the country in an oasis of the Karakum desert. It is also located on the Karakum Canal. 860,000 people live in Ashgabat. It is also the largest city in the country.
The city was and is being redesigned on a large scale because Turkmenistan wants to show the country’s prosperity to the outside world. This resulted in huge triumphal arches, huge squares, multi-lane parade streets and buildings clad in white marble.
Countries neighboring Turkmenistan
- Iran (Islamic Republic)