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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - Photo by Nicolai Bangsgaard - CC-BY

 

Population mid-1997 (millions) ...........................4,366,383
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 640
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 3
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.6
Labor force (%) ....... 4.0
 

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan - Photo by Nicolai Bangsgaard - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................188,456 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 45
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 66
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 40
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 60
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 2

 

Go to capital - Ashgabat City Profile - To Turkmenistan History

 

CIA - The World Factbook -- Turkmenistan __ A detailed look at Turkmenistan including Turkmenistan history, Turkmenistan culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/tx.html 

Country Profile: Turkmenistan __ "Turkmenistan is made up mainly of desert and has the smallest population of the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia... It was also the poorest republic within the Soviet Union." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1298497.stm

Economy of Turkmenistan __ "Turkmenistan is largely desert country with nomadic cattle raising, intensive agriculture in irrigated oases, and huge gas and oil resources." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Turkmenistan with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Turkmenistan 



Embassy of Turkmenistan __ A good place to begin a study of Turkmenistan. You will find general information, Turkmenistan history, politics, Turkmenistan culture and much more. - illustrated - From Embassy of Turkmenistan - http://www.turkmenistanembassy.org/
 
Ethnologue report for Turkmenistan __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Turkmenistan. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Turkmenistan

Maps Of Turkmenistan __ You will find a wide variety of Turkmenistan map resources. Select Turkmenistan maps from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Turkmenistan.html 

Turkmenistan __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/turkmenistan/

 

Turkmenistan __ A guide to Turkmenistan law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/turkmenistan.html
 
Turkmenistan __ Good overview of Turkmenistan including Turkmenistan history, Turkmenistan culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108058.html

Turkmenistan __ "The most curious of the Central Asian republics, Turkmenistan resembles an Arab Gulf state without the money. It's the second largest Central Asian country, but four-fifths of it consists of an inhospitable lunar-like desert called the Karakum which conceals unexploited oil and gas deposits. The country is sparsely populated and its people, the Turkmen, are only a generation or two removed from being nomads." Turkmenistan history, Turkmenistan culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_asia/turkmenistan/

Turkmenistan: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including Turkmenistan geography, maps of Turkmenistan and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blturkmenistan.htm



Turkmenistan Government Links __ Links to various Turkmenistan government departments and ministries. - From eurasianet.org - http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/turkmenistan/links/government.shtml

turkmenistan map and map of turkmenistan information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Turkmenistan, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/tm.htm
 
Turkmenistan Photos __ Galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Turkmenistan. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Turkmenistan/

Turkmenistan Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Turkmenistan as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Turkmenistan and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/turkmenistan

Turkmenistan pictures, Turkmenistan images __ "Here you will find a treasure of information with regard to the pictures of Turkmenistan as well as a wealth of information on the subject of Turkmenistan images and photos." - illustrated - From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_turkmenistan_103.html 
 

 

 

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