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Turkmenistan Flag The Republic of Turkmenistan (Turkmen: Türkmenistan Respublikasy), also known as Turkmenia, is a country in central Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Iran, and Uzbekistan, and also has a coast to the West on the eastern shore of the landlocked Caspian Sea.

As of 2009, the population of Turkmenistan was estimated as being 5,110,000. The country's capital and largest city is Ashgabat, which, as of 2009, had an estimated population of 909,000.

Turkmenistan Country Details


Country Name Turkmenistan
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central Asia
Flag Turkmenistan Flag
Principal Languages
  • Russian
  • Turkmen
  • Capital Ashgabat


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    Turkmenistan: Far Flung Places Travel Guide
    By Simon Proudman

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (262 pages)

    Turkmenistan: Far Flung Places Travel Guide
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    The second edition of the bestselling Far Flung Places guide to Turkmenistan, with increased coverage of all major cities, and updated listings. Turkmenistan, a country once closed to visitors during its time as a Soviet republic, is now attracting more intrepid tourists. Beautiful ancient Silk Road cities contrast with striking marble-clad modern architecture. Mix in unconventional leaders, an overwhelming choice in types of vodka, and a massive gas crater burning in the middle of the desert. There is a lot to see and enjoy in this unusual central Asian destination. Detailed information of the cities and attractions with maps and invaluable contact information. Learn how to travel around and find the best places to visit, stay and eat.
    Turkmenistan: The Bradt Travel Guide
    By Paul Brummell

    Bradt Travel Guides
    Paperback (264 pages)

    Turkmenistan: The Bradt Travel Guide
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    Turkmenistan is one of the few countries of any size left on the globe which is not the subject of a dedicated travel guide in English (major competitors cover Central Asia as a region). Yet, lying as it does at the heart of the Silk Road route, it is a historically and culturally rich land. Travelers can gain insight into the heritage with the clear itineraries supplied of the major archaeological sites of Merv and Konye Urgench and coverage of Turkmen pilgrimage shrines. For travelers looking to explore further afield, this guide spans the whole country comprehensively, including little-known sites such as the Yangakala canyon and the flaming crater at Darvaza. Turkmenistan is currently one of the safest countries in the Central Asia region, particularly where personal safety is concerned.

    Features include:
    >Information catering to all travelers: businesspeople, volunteer workers, archaeologists, and intrepid adventurers
    >Silk Road archaeological treasures, ex-Soviet era relics, and post-independence monuments
    >Horse trekking, how to buy Turkmen carpets, and other activities
    >Paperwork, visas, and how to surmount red tape
    Lonely Planet Central Asia (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Mark Elliott & John Noble

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (520 pages)

    Lonely Planet Central Asia (Travel Guide)
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    • Lonely Planet Central Asia
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Central Asia is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample lamb kebabs and nan bread from roadside grills, hike through the spectacular canyons of the Kyrgyz Alatau Range, or marvel at Yasaui Mausoleum's beautiful architecture; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central Asia and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Central Asia Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, the Silk Road, religion, art, literature, film, music, architecture, landscapes, border crossings, outdoor activities, wildlife, environment, and cuisine
    • Over 65 maps
    • Coverage of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Almaty, Taraz, Astana, Tashkent, Khorezm, Karakalpakstan, Bishkek, Tamchy, Naryn, Dushanbe, Khojand, Khorog, Ashgabat, Merv, and more

    eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices)

    • Zoom-in maps and images bring it all up close and in greater detail
    • Downloadable PDF and offline maps let you stay offline to avoid roaming and data charges
    • Seamlessly flip between pages
    • Easily navigate and jump effortlessly between maps and reviews
    • Speedy search capabilities get you to what you need and want to see
    • Use bookmarks to help you shoot back to key pages in a flash
    • Visit the websites of our recommendations by touching embedded links
    • Adding notes with the tap of a finger offers a way to personalise your guidebook experience
    • Inbuilt dictionary to translate unfamiliar languages and decode site-specific local terms

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Bradley Mayhew, Mark Elliott, Tom Masters and John Noble.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

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    City Maps Ashgabat Turkmenistan
    By James McFee

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (24 pages)

    City Maps Ashgabat Turkmenistan
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    City Maps Ashgabat Turkmenistan is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.
    Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan 1:1.35M/1.1M (English and French Edition)
    By ITMB Publishing LTD

    ITMB Publishing LTD
    Map

    Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan 1:1.35M/1.1M (English and French Edition)
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    hese three countries, bordering on Afghanistan, Iran, and China, have proved to be remarkably stable in a very volatile part of the world. They constitute the heart of Central Asia; a bit difficult to reach, but definitely suitable for adventure travel. Turkmenistan occupies one side of the sheet, and the other two smaller countries share the other side at a better scale. Turkmenistan stretches from the Caspian Sea to a major river (the Amuder) that forms its eastern boundary with Uzbekistan and its border with Afghanistan. An inset map of the capital just north of the Iranian border, Ashgabat, is included. The other side concentrates on the mountainous western Himalayan peaks, which are largely unexplored by outsiders. This is a region of trekking trails rather than highways, although the fabled Great Silk Road goes right through the middle of the map, from Kashgar in China to equally fabled Tashkent. Branches also go to Konduz, in Afghanistan, and to Dushanbe, while the northern route is shown as well (the Silk Road having several alternative routes). This side is still showing signs of the Soviet era, with Russian names occasionally appearing. No doubt, these are being changed over time. This is a very interesting map, of an of-the-beaten-track part of the world. It reflects the best information we have, but will improve over the next decade as more information becomes available.
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Map (English, German and Hungarian Edition)
    By GiziMap

    Gizi Map
    Map (2 pages)

    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Map (English, German and Hungarian Edition)
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    This folded tourist and road map of Kazakhstan also includes the surrounding countries of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The map features shaded-relief and elevation tinting. Major and minor roads are depicted along with railways, distance in kilometers, state boundaries (& disputed boundaries), airports, historical sites, point of interest, and natural features. Index of placenames is on reverse side of map. Legend in 5 languages: English, German, French, Russian, and Kazakh. Scale is 1:3 million.

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