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Geography Statistics of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan's Information

Flag of Turkmenistan
Land Area 469,930 km2
Water Area 18,170 km2
Total Area 488,100km2 (#52)
Population 5,291,317 (#119)
Population Density 11.26/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic; Authoritarian
GDP (PPP) $94.72 Billion
GDP Per Capita $17,300
Currency Manat (TMT)
More Information Turkmenistan
Largest Cities
  • Coastline: 0 km; note - Turkmenistan borders the Caspian Sea 1,098 miles (1,768 km)
  • Land Area:
    ( land) 181,440 sq miles (469,930 sq km)
    ( water) 7,015 sq miles (18,170 sq km)
    ( TOTAL) 188,455 sq miles (488,100 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 5 provinces, including: Ahal Welayaty, Balkan Welayaty, Dashoguz Welayaty, Lebap Welayaty and Mary Welayaty
  • Horizontal Width: 569.8 miles (917 km) from Turkmenbashi east to Turkmenabat
  • Vertical Length: 284.42 miles (457.73 km) from Turkmenabat south to Gushgy

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (4) Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
  • Geographic Center: About 23.29 miles (37.482 km) northeast of Yerbent
  • Highest Point: Ayrybaba 10,298 ft. (3,139 m)
  • Lowest Point: Sarykamish Lake's low points vary throughout the year - to recorded lows near -360 ft. (-110 m) below sea level
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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Turkmen is the official language of Turkmenistan.

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

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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.

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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.

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What is the biggest city in Turkmenistan?

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

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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

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