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Travel to 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

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Though most visits to Turkmenistan are business related, there are many important points-of-interest for any traveler.

The country's main entry point is Ashgabat, the capital city. Its major attractions include a collection of museums, and a colorful carpet factory and museum; be advised that NO permit is required to export your purchase.

Across the country important archeological sites include the Parthian Fortress of Nisa; the Turabeg Khanym Mausoleum in Dashkhovuz: Dekhistan Oasis; Geok-Depe Fortress; the Mausoleum of Abu-Said Mayhene in Abiverd, near the Sarakh oasis; the Bronze Age treasures at the Mary Museum, and Merv, a one-time stop on the ancient Silk Road, and site of relics and ruins from many cultures.

Note: The Government of Turkmenistan has designated certain areas of the country as 'restricted zones,' including border areas next to Iran, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, the city and region of Dashoguz, and areas of the Caspian coast. Travel to these areas is forbidden without prior permission from the Government of Turkmenistan.


  • Calling Code: 993
  • Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Most visitors to Turkmenistan prefer the Spring and Autumm seasons.

    Turkmenistan's climate is continental, with extremely hot summers when temperatures can exceed 104° F (40° C) The winters are very cold and temperatures can drop to below -4° F (-20%deg; C).

    There is no distinct rainy season in Turkmenistan, and rainfall is quite rare.



  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Turkmenistan Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

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