Largest Cities in Turkmenistan
Facts about Turkmenistan
Official languages: Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek
Area: 488,100 km²
Population: 4.9 million residents
Population density: 10.12 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .tm
ISO codes: TM, TKM , 795
The dialing code for Turkmenistan is +993
Flag of Turkmenistan
The flag of Turkmenistan is considered one of the most complicated flags. The base consists of a dark green leaf and in the upper central part there are five white five-pointed stars and a white crescent motif. The pole side of the flag consists of a vertical stripe with the motif of five so-called balls, which are samples used in the manufacture of carpets. Beneath the spheres are crossed branches of the olive tree, which are the symbol of peace of the United Nations. Turkmenistan is a famous producer of carpets, that’s why this motif was used. The five guls and five stars represent the five main Turkmen tribes and the country’s five provinces. At the same time, the stars, along with the crescent moon and the color green, are traditional symbols of Islam.
Turkmenistan (also known as Turkmenia in German during Soviet times) is a state in Central Asia and lies on the Caspian Sea. See Turkmenistan Location on World Map.
Biggest Cities of Turkmenistan by Population
According to Abbreviation Finder, Ashgabat is the name of the capital of Turkmenistan. Ashgabat is written in Turkmen. The city is located in the south of the country in an oasis of the Karakum desert. It is also located on the Karakum Canal. 860,000 people live in Ashgabat. It is also the largest city in the country.
The city was and is being redesigned on a large scale because Turkmenistan wants to show the country’s prosperity to the outside world. This resulted in huge triumphal arches, huge squares, multi-lane parade streets and buildings clad in white marble.