Asia TURKMENISTAN

Published on June 8th, 2014 | by World Flags

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TURKMENISTAN

TURKMENISTAN

Flag and country information –
Republic of TURKMENISTAN

Area – 488,100 sq km / 188,406 sq ml

Capital – Ashgabat

Language – West Turkic, closely related to Turkish

Currency – Manat

Population – 4,775,544

Life expectancy – 63 (men), 70 (women)

Literacy rate – 98%

Religions – Sunni Muslim

Physical features – about 90% desert including Kara Kum (black sands) desert, area 310,800 sq km / 120,000 sq ml

Ethnic distribution – 72% Turkmen, 10% Russian, 9% Uzbek, 3% Kazakh, 1% Ukrainian

Exports – silk, karakul, sheep, astrakhan fur, carpets, chemicals, natural gas


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