tmwikilogo-ahal.jpgAhal Welayat ( Türkmençe | English | Русский )

1 Origin of the name
2 Geography
The Akhal Velayat (region) is situated in the center of the southern part of Turkmenistan at the border of the Kara Kum desert its climate is sharply continental with hot and dry summers. The area of Akhal equals 98000 square km and its population is about 700.000 inhabitants >>>
2.1 Terrain
2.2 Flora and fauna
2.3 Climate
2.4 Lakes and rivers
2.5 Protected lands
3 History
4 Cities and towns
Ashgabat
Ashgabat formerly Ashkhabad, city (1991 pop. 412,200), capital of Turkmenistan, near the border with Iran, on the Trans-Caspian RR. The city has textile, motion picture, and crafts industries. Ashgabat was founded in 1881 as a fortress. From 1919 to 1927 it was named >>>
5 Demographics
5.1 Race and ancestry
5.2 Population distribution
5.3 Religion
6 Economy
6.1 Industry and commerce
6.2 Energy use and production
6.3 State taxes
7 Culture
7.1 Fine arts and architecture
7.2 Entertainment
7.3 Popular culture
8 Socio-economic
8.1 Education
8.2 Health
8.3 Crime and safety
9 Transportation
10 Law and government
10.1 Executive
10.2 Legislative
10.3 Judicial
10.4 Regional government
11 Politics
12 Media

13 Sports
14 State symbols

15 See also
16 References

16.1 Cited references
16.2 General references
17 External links