[ahsh-kuh-bahd; Russian uhsh-khuh-baht]
- a city in and the capital of Turkmenistan, in the S part.
- a city in and the capital of Turkmenistan, in the S central part, near the Iranian border.
Also Ashkhabad [ahsh-kuh-bahd, ash-kuh-bad] /ˈɑʃ kəˌbɑd, ˈæʃ kəˌbæd/.
- a republic in central in Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, Iran, and Afghanistan. 188,417 sq. mi. (488,000 sq. km). Capital: Ashkhabad.
Also called Turkomen.Formerly Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Ashgabat (ˈɑːʃɡəbæt, Turkmen ɑʃɡɑˈbɑt)
- the capital of Turkmenistan. Pop: 598 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in central Asia: the area has been occupied by a succession of empires; a Turkmen state was established in the 15th century but suffered almost continual civil strife and was gradually conquered by Russia; in 1918 it became a Soviet republic and gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991: deserts including the Kara Kum cover most of the region; agricultural communities are concentrated around oases; there are rich mineral deposits. Official language: Turkmen. Religion: believers are mainly Muslim. Currency: manat. Capital: Ashkhabad. Pop: 5 113 040 (2013 est). Area: 488 100 sq km (186 400 sq miles)
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[(turk-men-uh-stan, turk-men-uh-stahn, turk-men-uh-stan)]
This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
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