About Turkmenistan

Vast, isolated, and admittedly more than a bit mysterious, Turkmenistan is a fascinating country. Tucked into the western edge of Central Asia, Turkmenistan is visited by few tourists (predominantly due to the fact that it accepts few tourists) and is not often in the limelight of western media. Those who do get the privilege of a visit will find a culture that is varied if a bit rough around the edges, and also filled with unexpected records and details. Just one example: its capital city of Ashgabat has more marble buildings than anywhere else in the world. 

Turkmenistan Trivia

What is the Door to Hell?

The Door to Hell refers to a surreal feature on the barren landscape of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. The feature is a gaping crater on the surface of the land that was created by a mining miscalculation in a natural gas field.

The Darvaza Gas Crater: the Door to Hell

What is the biggest city in Turkmenistan?

Ashgabat city is the largest city in Turkmenistan with a population of around 880,000 people.

The Biggest Cities In Turkmenistan

What Kind of Government Does Turkmenistan Have?

Turkmenistan is a presidential republic where the President is both the Head of State and the Head of Government of the country.

What Type Of Government Does Turkmenistan Have?

Which Languages are Spoken in Turkmenistan?

Turkmen is the official language of Turkmenistan.

What Languages Are Spoken In Turkmenistan?

What is the Capital of Turkmenistan?

Ashgabat is the capital city of Turkmenistan. It is located in Central Asia bordering the Caspian Sea and is primarily covered by the Karakum Desert.

What Is The Capital Of Turkmenistan?

What is the Culture of Turkmenistan Like?

Turkmenistan is a country located in Central Asia, formerly known as Turkmenia. The capital city is Ashgabat, and even though the official language in the state is Turkmen, Russian is spoken by a majority of the population living in the urban areas. The state has a total area of about 189,660 square miles, and the population was estimated at 5,662,544 in 2016. In 1995, Turkmenistan was declared a neutral state. The Turkmen people have been nomads and horsemen since ancient times.

The Culture Of Turkmenistan

Where is the Karakum Desert?

The Karakum Desert is located in Turkmenistan, Central Asia. The desert covers an area of about 135,000 square miles which is about 70% of Turkmenistan's land area.

The Karakum Canal in Turkmenistan

Which Is The Most Popular Religion In Turkmenistan?

Islam is the religion of the majority in Turkmenistan. 89% of the country’s population adhere to this religion. Christianity is the next largest religion with 10% of the population affiliated to this religion.

Religion In Turkmenistan