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Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan
  • Capital

    Capital

    Ashgabat

  • Local time

    Local time

    6:50

  • Population

    Population

    5.74 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +993

  • Currency

    Currency

    m TMT (manat)

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Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Ashgabat

  • Local time

    Local time

    6:50

  • Population

    Population

    5.74 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +993

  • Currency

    Currency

    m TMT (manat)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 373

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.22 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    161mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    488 100 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    3%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    9%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    72%

  • Railways

    Railways

    3115km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    1.32 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Turkmen - 85 %
    Uzbek - 5 %
    Russian - 4 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 89 %
    Islam - 89 %
    Eastern Orthodox - 9 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Turkmen - 72 %
    Russian - 12 %
    Uzbek - 9 %

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    36 500

  • Murders

    Murders

    4 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    5 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    6.4%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    70 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    natural gas, oil, petroleum products, textiles, food processing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    cotton, grain, melons, livestock

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, sulfur, salt

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -191%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, natural gas, sulfur, salt

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    0%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    68 423kt

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What not to do when visiting Turkmenistan

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting and departing (same sex). A simple nod of acknowledgement is common at first meeting between women and men, wait for the woman to extend her hand for the handshake (if at all). The Russian-speaking population may exchange a kiss on each cheek.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t display love affection in public.

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Don’t lose your face or cause losing face to anyone - it’s essential in communication.

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Did you know

Did you know?

There is a giant hole in the ground that has been burning for years due to natural gas reserves in Turkmenistan.

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Business & Communication

Don’t travel to “restricted zones” and border areas with Iran, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan without prior permission from the government. It takes around ten days to process requests for special travel permits.

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Business & Communication

Don’t photograph government buildings, military installations or food markets without permission.

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Don’t enter a taxi without negotiating or agreement on the price in advance.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget young unmarried women have two braids along with a small scarf. Married women have a single braid.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the thumb up sign means “good or great” - open hand raised up means “hello”.

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Don’t miss your connection if you transit through Turkmenistan - you will have to purchase a ticket for an onward flight before being allowed to leave the arrival area.

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