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  • Turkmenistan Overview

    Turkmenistan captures the nomadic culture of Central Asia Turkmenistan has been home to several strong empires, namely the Parthians, the Seljuks and the Khans of Khoresm. The area was first influenced by Islam in the 7th century AD. Popular for its fine carpets and horses, Turkmenistan is a part of Central…
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Turkmenistan Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Ashgabat

GEOGRAPHY

Turkmenistan is the world's 52nd largest country and over 80% of the country is covered by the Karakum Desert.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of of almost 5 million. Muslims constitute 89% of the population.

CLIMATE

Mostly an arid climate, Turkmenistan has very little rainfall and dry winters.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Turkmen is the official languages. Russian and Uzbek is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

UTC +5 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

Government Offices: 9 AM to 6 PM

HOLIDAYS

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):
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha
Milad-un-Nabi
Muharram 1st (Islamic New Year)

CURRENCY

Turkmen New Manat

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 02
Ambulance: 03
Fire: 01

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