Definition of Turkmenistan in English:


Line breaks: Turk¦meni|stan
Pronunciation: /təːkˌmɛnɪˈstɑːn
, -ˈstan/
A republic in central Asia, lying between the Caspian Sea and Afghanistan; population 4,884,900 (est. 2009); languages, Turkoman (official), Russian; capital, Ashgabat. Also called Turkmenia /-ˈmiːnɪə/.

Turkmenistan is dominated by the Karakum Desert, which occupies about 90 per cent of the country. Previously part of Turkestan, from 1924 it formed a separate constituent republic of the Soviet Union; Turkmenistan became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1991

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