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Travel to Turkmenistan

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Turkmenistan

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +5
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: manat (M)
  • Country Dialing Code: 993

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • State Historical and Cultural Park "Ancient Merv"
  • Kunya-Urgench


Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan


4,952,081 (July 2005 est.)

5 provinces (welayatlar, singular - welayat): Ahal Welayaty (Ashgabat), Balkan Welayaty (Balkanabat), Dashoguz Welayaty, Lebap Welayaty (Turkmenabat), Mary Welayaty note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)

subtropical desert

Ethnic groups
Turkmen 85%, Uzbek 5%, Russian 4%, other 6% (2003)

Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%

Turkmen 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%

Government type
republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch

Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved its independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. President NIYAZOV retains absolute control over the country and opposition is not tolerated. Extensive hydrocarbon/natural gas reserves could prove a boon to this underdeveloped country if extraction and delivery projects were to be expanded. The Turkmenistan Government is actively seeking to develop alternative petroleum transportation routes in order to break Russia's pipeline monopoly

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