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Turkmenistan Overview

Posted in on 5-21-13

Turkmenistan Overview

Turkmenistan [1] is a country in Central Asia with a population of about 5 million, and an area around half a million km2, or almost the size of Spain. Neighboring countries are Iran and...

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Regions in Turkmenistan

Posted in on 5-21-13

Regions in Turkmenistan

While the provinces are a helpful way to break down large Turkmenistan into regional travel areas, bear in mind that there is one geographical region present throughout them all, dominating...

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Cities in Turkmenistan

Posted in on 5-21-13

Cities in Turkmenistan

* Ashgabat, the capital (2004: 827.000 inhabitants) * Balkanabat (formerly Nebit-Dag) (2004: 140.000 inhabitants) * Daşoguz (formerly Tashauz) (2004: 210.000 inhabitants) * Mary (2004:...

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Understand Turkmenistan

Posted in on 5-21-13

Understand Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s former all-powerful President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov has had a surreal effect on Turkmenistan that will long outlive his presidency. He adopted the title...

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Get in Turkmenistan

Posted in on 5-21-13

Get in Turkmenistan

Most all nationalities need a visa to enter Turkmenistan. For independent travel, a short transit visa can be obtained, but a full visa may be difficult. Most border guards are young...

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Get around in Turkmenistan

Posted in on 5-21-13

Get around in Turkmenistan

By plane Internal flights are possible on Turkmenistan Airlines which flies daily between Ashgabat, Mary, Turkmenbashi, Dashoguz and a couple other destinations. Flights are subsidised, and...

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Do in Turkmenistan

Posted in on 5-21-13

Do in Turkmenistan

    * Horse trekking with Akhal Teke horses: Orexca [4] offers a 12 days Turkem Akhalteke Horse Ride Wonders of the Karakum Desert with transfer from Ashgabar to Geokdepe Stud Farm, ride...

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Buy in Turkmenistan

Posted in on 5-21-13

Buy in Turkmenistan

The official currency in Turkmenistan is Manat (TMM) = 100 Tenge, the rate of exchange being 1 US$ = 2,85 TMM, 1 EUR = 3,58 TMM, 1 UK£ = 4.53 (2012). The US Dollar is widely accepted,...

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