|Land Area||469,930 km2|
|Water Area||18,170 km2|
|Total Area||488,100km2 (#52)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic; Authoritarian|
|GDP (PPP)||$94.72 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$17,300|
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Most of Turkmenistan has a subtropical desert climate; summers are long, somewhat hot, and always dry; winters are mildly cold and dry.
Summer high temperatures (June - August) approach the mid-80s (26°C), while winter highs in the 40s and 50s (10°C) are the norm. The greatest precipitation amounts fall in the southern mountains.
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What is the Tallest Mountain in Turkmenistan?
The tallest mountain in Turkmenistan is Mount Damavand, which stands at 18,410 feet. The volcanic mountain is in the middle of the Elburz Range.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites In Turkmenistan
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
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
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
Who Was the First President of Turkmenistan?
The first president of Turkmenistan was Saparmurat Niyazov, who was in office between 1991 and 2006.