This country still unknown still hides many secrets . Many archaeological sites show a very rich history. While the capital Ashgabat seems out of the unreal. Very modern gilded buildings recall the madness of the last Turkmenbashi ( Turkmen Emperor ) .
The territory is almost completely covered with deserts and contains many minerals . It is confined between Uzbekistan , Iran and Afghanistan.
It is now possible to visit the Turkmen historical wonders dating back over 5000 years. Merv is probably the most important site during the Silk Road , but you can also visit the Great Mosque of Anau . It also hides the natural wonders such as hot Bakharden lake and cave Kou -Ata , canyons Yangikal , Gozli -Ata or the beaches of the Caspian Sea.
Total : 488,100 km2
Subtropical dry . In summer , temperatures climb to near 40 ° C , while the winters are relatively mild .
Turkmenistan is a country located in Central Asia north of the chain of Kopet -Dag mountains between the Caspian Sea and the Amu Darya River. The country shares borders with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to the north and northeast , with Iran and Afghanistan to the south and southeast . The most significant geographical feature is the Karakum Desert , which covers 80% of the land area. Most inaccessible mountains of Turkmenistan . High seismic risk.
Turkmen 91 %, Ukrainian 3 %, 2% Russians .
Turkmen , Russian.