Sunday, May 18, 2008

Turkmenistan (TM) Summary

Turkmenistan (TM) has an area of 488 100 km² and its population is about 5 million (2004 estimate). Its population is poorly known because the last reliable census was the Soviet census of 1989, which gives a population of 3 533 925.

There are 5 entries in the world atlas for Turkmenistan (TM), which correspond to provinces, except that Ashgabat and the surrounding Ahal Province are combined. They are enumerated below, with links. The provinces and Ashgabat are further subdivided into 15 cities and 51 districts.

Many names in this section are derived from Soviet maps. These are given with Cyrillic script in parentheses. These names may not be correct in Turkmen and many have been changed after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Ashgabat and Ahal Province
Mary Province
Balkan Province
Daşoguz Province
Lebap Province

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