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Where is Turkmenistan?

map showing the location of Turkmenistan

Located in the continent of Asia, Turkmenistan covers 469,930 square kilometers of land and 18,170 square kilometers of water, making it the 53rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 488,100 square kilometers.

Turkmenistan became an independent state in 1991, after gaining its sovereignty from Russia. The population of Turkmenistan is 5,054,828 (2012) and the nation has a density of 11 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Turkmenistan is the Turkmenistan New Manat (TMT). As well, the people of Turkmenistan are refered to as Turkmen.

The dialing code for the country is 993 and the top level internet domain for Turkmen sites is .tm.

Turkmenistan shares land borders with 4 countries: Kazakhstan, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Turkmenistan section.

Quick facts

Population 5,054,828
Density 10.8 / km2 ( 27.9 / mi2 )
Language Turkmen
Independence Year 1991
Capital Ashgabat (Ahal)
Currency Turkmenistan New Manat
GDP 47,931,929,825 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 9,482 (2014 data)
Land Area 469,930 km2 (181,441 mi2)
Water Area 18,170 km2 (7,015 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Kazakhstan, Iran, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan
Minimum Longitude 52.440
Maximum Longitude 66.680
Mininum Latitude 35.140
Maximum Latitude 42.800

What is the capital of Turkmenistan?

map showing the location of Turkmenistan
Location of Ashgabat on a map.

Ashgabat is the capital city of Turkmenistan. It has a population of 727,700, and is located on a latitue of 37.95 and longitude of 58.38.

Ashgabat is also the political center of Turkmenistan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Ashgabat, the Capital Of Turkmenistan

City Ashgabat
Country Turkmenistan
Population 727,700
Longitude 58.38333000
Latitude 37.95000000
Elevation 219 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Turkmenistan

Rank City Population
#1Ashgabat727,700
#2Turkmenabat234,817
#3Dasoguz166,500
#4Mary114,680
#5Balkanabat87,822
#6Bayramaly75,797
#7Turkmenbasy68,292
#8Tejen67,294

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.