FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TURKMENISTAN?
The republic of Turkmenistan
The capital of the country is Ashgabat, located in an oasis of the Karakum desert.
The country spans across 488,100 km2 (188,456 sq mi) and the country shares land borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Part of the country also lies on the Caspian Sea in the north.
The current population of the country is 6,170,366 million with a density of 13 people per square kilometer (33 people/sq mi). Most of the people are Turkmen, with a number of Uzbeks and Russians.
Turkmenistan’s economy is mainly based on the extraction of natural gas, as the country holds about 12% of the world’s gas reserves. The country exports its gas mainly to China and Russia. Several gas pipelines have been built for this purpose.
Apart from the capital Ashgabat, the most visited cities of Turkmenistan are the beautiful city of Merv and Kunya-Urgench.
The country is preserved from mass tourism and has a strong continental climate. The best period to visit Turkmenistan is spring and fall.