Cities of Turkmenistan


Cities of Turkmenistan - Ashkhabad

Ashkhabad

Ashkhabad (Ashgabat) is the capital and the largest city of Turkmenistan, which name can be transferred as the "city of love". It is located in the south-west part of the country, in the extensive oasis, which lies at the foothills of Kopet-Dagh, on the very edge of hot desert. The city was formed, for the most part, in the beginning of XX century, around the Russian fortress, built in 1881 y. on the …

Cities of Turkmenistan - Turkmenbashi

Turkmenbashi

The port - city of Turkmenbashi (formerly Krasnovodsk) is the only major port in the entire Central Asia. From the east it is surrounded by low mountains, in the West the city is bordered by the waters of the Caspian Sea. The landscape around the city looks more like a lunar one. The city is a starting point for the majority of excursions to the mountains and small seaside resorts. One hundred twenty …

Cities of Turkmenistan - Turkmenabad

Turkmenabad

Turkmenabad is the center of the eastern part of Turkmenistan and the second-largest city in terms of population. It is located on the banks of the Amu Darya River. The history of the city has not yet been researched profoundly, but it’s known that it was born at the beginning of the one thousand BC, thanks to the Great Silk Road which pioneered from China through Central Asia to the Mediterranean …

Cities of Turkmenistan - Mary

Mary

Mary province, the third biggest city in southeast Turkmenistan, proudly displays a big oasis in the middle of the Kara Kum Desert. Mary was founded in 1884 as a Russian military administrative center 30 kilometers from ancient Merv. Scientists love Mary because of its many ancient barrows including Big and Small Gyzkala. These represent numerous manors of medieval feudal lords. Various cities served …

Cities of Turkmenistan - Dashoguz

Dashoguz

Dashoguz city (Tashauz), the Dashoguz region’s administrative centre, is located in northern Turkmenistan. Several historical sites and monuments are still standing. Dashoguz hosts the capital of ancient Khoresm in the city of Kenye urgench . From 995 when Gurgandzh was the capital of Horezmshakh and the second-largest and important after Bukhara, this city has preserved its splendid architectural …

Kunya-Urgench

At the far end of Turkmenistan, 150 km to the northwest of Dashoguz, lies Koneurgench City (population 31.400). The outskirts of the city adjoin the territory of the State Historical -Cultural Museum - Reserve, covering nearly 640 hectares, and was founded in 1985. Here one can find several magnificent architectural memorials of the 13th - 14th c. These include one of the tallest minaret in Middle …

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