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Turkmenistan Facts

  • Name: Turkmenistan
  • Capital City: Ashgabat (909,000 pop.)
  • Turkmenistan Population: 5,113,040 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Turkmen Manat (TMM)
    (conversion rates)

    Manat
    10,000 Manat
  • Ethnicity: Turkmen 85%, Uzbek 5%, Russian 4%, other 6%
  • GDP total: $33.47 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $8,500 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Turkmen (official) 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Ashqabat, Turkmenabat, Dashkovuz, Mary
  • Name: In the Turkic language, turk refers to the ancient Turks of Asia. The word men means "I" or "me." Turkmen then means "I am a Turk." The Turkmen originally known as the Oghuz, came from what we now call Mongolia.
  • National Day: October 27
  • Religion: Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%
  • Symbols

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