About Turkmenistan

General Facts about Turkmenistan Official Name: Republic of Turkmenistan;Capital: Ashgabat;Population: 6.7 million;Total area: 488,1OOsq. km;Density: 8 people per sq. km;Languages: Turkmen, Russian, English;Religions: Muslim 85%, Eastern Orthodox 10%, other 5%; Ethnic mix: Turkmen...
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History of Turkmenistan While the ancient history of early Turkmenistan is largely shrouded in mystery, its past since the arrival of Indo-European Iranian tribes around 2000 BC is often the starting point of the area's discernible history. Early tribes were nomadic or...
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Historical and architectural monuments of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan is the center of magnificent unique architectural masterpieces of the past. The mausoleums erected above the tombs of the most outstanding people, so widespread on the territories of our country, became traditional in Islamic world...
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Cultural heritage of Turkmen people Khosh Geldiniz! – Welcome…to Turkmenistan!The landscape of Turkmenistan unfolds like a fabled Turkmen carpet…the Caspian Sea forms the western edge while mountain ranges fringe the southern borders and parts east. It is surfaced by one of the largest...
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Turkmen traditions The Turkmen were mainly a nomadic people for most of their history and they were not settled in cities and towns until the advent of the Soviet system of government, which severely restricted freedom of movement and collectivized nomadic herdsmen by...
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Turkmenistan Culture and Language The Turkmen people have traditionally been nomads and horsemen, and even today after the fall of the USSR attempts to urbanize but the Turkmens have not been very successful. They never really formed a coherent nation or ethnic group until they were...
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Turkmen Cuisine It is well known that culinary traditions of various nations develop under the influence of two conditions: historical and geographical. A nomadic lifestyle, severe conditions of living in the desert - all these factors affected the culinary...
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