Wikijunior:Asia/Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan is a country formerly known as Turkmenia, is a Turkic state in Central Asia.

Where is Turkmenistan?[edit]

It is bordered by Caspian sea to the west, Iran to southwest , Afghanistan to southeast , Uzbekistanto north east.The capital city is Ashgabat

How many people live in Turkmenistan?[edit]

There are 4.5 million people estimated living in Turkmenistan according to 1995 census.

What are the most common languages in Turkmenistan?[edit]

Natives identifies themself as Turkmens (85%) with large minorities of Uzbeks (5%) and Russians (4%). Small minorities include the Kazakhs, Tatars, Ukrainians, Kurds, Armenians, Azeris, Balochs and Pashtuns.

What is the most common religion in Turkmenistan?[edit]

89% of Turkmen are affiliated with Islam and acknowledge Islam as an integral part of their culture. The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan has no official religion, and there is provision for freedom of religion in the country’s constitution.

What is the sport of Turkmenistan?[edit]

Falconry Team Hunting is national sports of Turkmenistan. Turkmen let falcons attack a bag in turn. With the bird's help, they hunted for fur-bearing animals, wild ducks, pigeons and partridges.

What are some important sites?[edit]

Darvaza Gas Crater

Darvaza Gas Crater - Also known as Door to Hell or Gates of Hell. The origin of this man made wonders is in 1971 when a Soviet drilling rig accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas cavern, causing the ground to collapse and the entire drilling rig to fall in. Having punctured a pocket of gas, poisonous fumes began leaking at an alarming rate.

Kow Ata Underground Lake

Köw Ata Underground Lake - The warm waters of the lake contain a high amount of different salts and minerals, most notably sulfur, which is responsible for the distinct smell within the cave.


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