Turkmenistan Facts and History

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Flag of Turkmenistan
National Flag of Turkmenistan

Interesting facts about Turkmenistan

  • Official Name: Türkmenistan (Turkmenistan)
  • Form of Government: republic with one legislative house (Mejlis, or Assembly [125])
  • President: Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov
  • Prime Minister: N/A
  • GDP: 40.76 billion USD (2018)
  • Capital: Ashgabat
  • Population: 5.942 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Turkmen
  • Currency: Turkmenistan manat
  • Timezone: GMT+5
  • Area: 491,210 km²
  • Dialing Code: +993
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Arlan,Aýrybaba,Kopet Dag Range,Köýtendag
  • Major Rivers: Amu Darya
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: Turkmenistan is located in the southwest of the Central Asia region. It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south, and the Caspian Sea to the west.

Map of Turkmenistan

National Symbols of Turkmenistan

  • National Bird: terrestrial birds
  • National Anthem: “State Anthem of Turkmenistan”
  • National Animal: Akhal-Teke
  • National Flower: Red Rose
  • National Poet: Makhtumkuli Feraghy
  • National Game: football