Turkmenistan (/ t ɜːr k ˈ m ɛ n ɪ s t æ n / or / t ɜːr k m ɛ n ɪ ˈ s t ɑː n / (); Turkmen: Türkmenistan, pronounced [tʏɾkmɛnɪˈθtɑn]), also known as Turkmenia, is a sovereign country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest and the Caspian Sea to the west.
Turkmenistan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea to the west, Iran and Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the north-east, and Kazakhstan to the north-west.
Turkmenistan is a sovereign Turkic country located in Central Asia. The name Turkmenistan is derived from Persian, meaning "land of the Turkmen ". The name of its capital, Ashgabat, derived from Persian as well, loosely translating as "the city of love".
Turkmenistan was not among the most economically developed Soviet republics, with largely agrarian economy, despite exploration and exploitation of enormous oil and gas resources – discovery of 62 trillion cubic feet Dawletabad gas field in the 1960s became the largest gas field find in the world outside Russia and Middle East.
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ମଡ୍ୟୁଲ:Location map/data/Turkmenistan is a location map definition used to overlay markers and labels on an equirectangular projection map of Turkmenistan.The markers are placed by latitude and longitude coordinates on the default map or a similar map image.
Nisa (Ancient Greek: Νῖσος and Νίσα and Νίσαιον) (also Parthaunisa, Turkmen: Nusaý) was an ancient settlement of the Parthians, located near the Bagyr neighborhood of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 18 km southwest of the city center.
The Turkmen of Turkmenistan, like their kin in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, are predominantly Muslims. According to the CIA World Factbook, Turkmenistan is 89% Muslim and 10% Eastern Orthodox. Most ethnic Russians and Armenians are Orthodox Christians. The remaining 1% is unknown.
The city of Marv, Turkmenistan in the 4th century as shown on the Peutinger Map Sassanian rule came to an end when the last Sassanian ruler, Yazdegerd III (632–651) was killed not far from the city and the Sassanian military governor surrendered to the approaching Arab army.
The Ashgabat Fountain has the world's greatest number of fountain pools in a public place. Ashgabat also features Turkmenistan Tower which is the tallest tower in Turkmenistan, the decorative octagonal Star of Oguzkhan is recognized as the world's largest architectural image of the star and entered in the Guinness World Records.