ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Ashgabat
Turkmenistan is the world's 52nd largest country and over 80% of the country is covered by the Karakum Desert.
A population of of almost 5 million. Muslims constitute 89% of the population.
Mostly an arid climate, Turkmenistan has very little rainfall and dry winters.
Turkmen is the official languages. Russian and Uzbek is widely used as well.
UTC +5 hrs throughout the year
Government Offices: 9 AM to 6 PM
Independence Day: October 27th - 28th
New Year's Day: January 1st
State Flag of Turkmenistan Day: February 19th
Victory Day: May 9th
Muslim Festivals (based on the lunar calandar):
Muharram 1st (Islamic New Year)
Turkmen New Manat
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Police/ Emergencies: 02