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Turkmenistan Overview

Turkmenistan Overview

Animals and Plants What is growing there in Turkmenistan? The landscape of Turkmenistan consists to a very large extent of desert and steppe. Only grasses and bushes that can get by with little water grow there. In the more mountainous locations it rains more and so a greater variety of plants and trees is created here. Grapes, figs and pistachios spread wildly. A big problem is that more and more area is becoming a desert. The soil becomes too salty…

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Turkmenistan Guide

Turkmenistan Guide

Turkmenistan – country information Country name Turkmenistan Official name Turkmen Republic Capital Ashgabat Continent Asia Area 488,100 km2 Population 5,240,000 (2013) Foundation of a state 27/10/1991 The highest mountains Firjuza 2942 m Longest rivers Amu Darya 2539 km (in the country 1050 km) State system a presidential-type republic with a unicameral parliament, a de facto one-party system of government The biggest cities Ashgabat (capital) 460,000, Chardjou 175,000 Official language Turkmen Ethnicity/National Composition Turkmen 73%, Uzbeks 9%, Russians 8.5%, Kazakhs 2.5%,…

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