Turkmenistan

Located in Central Asia, Turkmenistan is known for its archaeological ruins such as those at Nisa and Merv. The country sits along the famous Silk Road which connects Asia to Europe. Summers are hot in this country while winters bring freezing temperature.

Door to Hell / Darvasa Gas Crater, Turkmenistan
Door to Hell / Darvasa Gas Crater | Photo by Tormod Sandtorv under creative commons

Key Facts About Turkmenistan

Location Located Southwest of the Central Asia region – bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south, and the Caspian Sea to the west.
CapitalAshgabat
CurrencyTurkmenistan Manat
Currency Conversion1TMT = 0.29USD
ClimateArid continental, with cold winters and scorchingly hot, sunny summers
Population6 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageTurkmen & Russian are the National Languages

Top Tourist Attractions in Tajikistan

  • Karakum Desert
  • Door to Hell / Darvasa Gas Crater
  • Parthian Fortresses of Nisa
  • Merv
  • Gypjak Mosque
  • Ertugrul Gazi Mosque
  • National Museum of History
  • Caspian Sea
  • Tolkuchka Bazaar

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