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Atlas of Turkmenistan

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Türkmenistan

Türkmen Türkmenistan

Türkmenistan merkezi Aziýada bir döwlet. Goňşy döwletler: Owganystan, Eýran, Gazagystan we Özbegistan.
Түркменистан меркези Азияда бир дөвлет. Гоңшы дөвлетлер: Овганыстан, Эйран, Газагыстан ве Өзбегистан.

English Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia. The name Turkmenistan is derived from Persian, meaning "land of the Turkmen". It is bordered by ► Afghanistan to the southeast, ► Iran to the southwest, ► Uzbekistan with ► Karakalpakstan) to the northeast, ► Kazakhstan to the northwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.


Short name  Turkmenistan
Official  name Turkmenistan
Status Independent country since 1991
Location Central Asia
Capital Aşgabat (Ashgabat)
Population 5,110,023 inhabitants
Area 388,100 km²
Major  languages Turkmen (official)
Major  religions Islam, Eastern Orthodoxy
More information Turkmenistan, Geography of Turkmenistan, History of Turkmenistan and Politics of Turkmenistan
More  images Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan (Category).

General maps

Turkmenistan-map.png Map of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan 1994 CIA map.jpg Map of Turkmenistan
TurkmenistanNumbered.png Provinces of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan districts.png Districts of Turkmenistan

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Turkmenistan, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Turkmenistan.

Map of the Achaemenid Empire.jpg The Achaemid Empire (Persia (648–330 BCE) at its greatest extent
Achaemenid-empire-500BCE.png The Persian Achaemenid Empire
Carte empire achéménide.png The Persian Achaemenid Empire
Persian Empire, 490 BC.gif The Persian Achaemenid Empire
Map of Armenia and Albania (1760).jpg The Expedition of Alexander the Great 334-323 BCE
Map-alexander-empire.png Map of the Empire of Alexander
MacedonEmpire.jpg Map of the Empire of Alexander 334-323 BCE
Alexander den stores rike, Nordisk familjebok.jpg Map of the Empire of Alexander (Norwegian)
Diadochen1.png Hellenistic successor states:
   Kingdom of Ptolemy
   Kingdom of Cassander
   Kingdom of Lysimachus
   Kingdom of Seleucus
   Epirus
Other states:
   Rome
Hellenistic world 200BC blank.png Hellenistic world in 200 BCE
Greco-Bactrian kingdom.jpg Greco-Bactrian kingdom (250-125 BCE)
LocationParthia.PNG The Parthian Empire (250 BCE-226 CE)
Scythia-Parthia 100 BC.png Map of Scythia and Parthia 100 BC
Indo-Sassanid.jpg Indo-Sassanide Empire
Sassanid Empire 620.png The Persian Sassanian Empire (226-650) in 602 to 629, Strokes: Under Sassanid military control.
Carte empire Sassanide.png Sassanide Empire
Sassanides02.png Sassanide Empire
Arabische Rijk.jpg Expansion of the Caliphate: I: Muhammad; II: Abu Bakr; III: Omar and IV: Othman
Age of Caliphs.png Age of the Caliphs
Califate 750.jpg Caliphate around 750
Gokturkut.png Map of the Western (purple) and Eastern (blue) Göktürk Khaganates at their height, ca. 600 CE. Lighter areas show direct rule; darker areas show spheres of influence.
Iran circa 1000AD.png The region around 1000
Seldschuken-Reich-map.png The Seljuq Empire 1037-1194
Khwarezmid-empire-1220CE.png The Khwarezmid Empire around 1220
Genghis khan empire at his death.png Empire of Genghis Khan at his death in 1227
Mongol Empire map.gif Map showing changes in borders of the Mongol Empire from founding by Genghis Khan in 1206, Genghis Khan's death in 1227 to the rule of Kublai Khan (1260–1294). (Uses modern day borders)
   Mongol Empire

By 1294 the empire had split into:

   Empire of the Great Khan (Yuan Dynasty)
Mongol dominions.jpg The Timurid Empire 1405
Das Reich Timur-i Lenks (1365-1405).GIF The Timurid Empire 1405
Russia Empire 1800-1900.PNG Russian Empire
Meyers b14 s0080a.jpg History of the Russian Empire (in German)
Central Asia 1900.svg Central Asia in 1900
Russmap in 1913.png Russia in 1913
LocationUSSR.png Russia becomes the Soviet Union in 1922. In 1924 Turkmenistan becomes a separate member republic of the Soviet Union
SovietEvolution.png Evolution of the Soviet Union
USSR Republics Numbered Alphabetically.png The republics of the USSR
SovietUnionTurkmenistan.png Turkmenistan inside the USSR
[[|border|251x400px]] Map of the 1974 geographic location of various ethnic groups within the Soviet Union
Soviet Union Administrative Divisions 1989.jpg Soviet Union administrative divisions, 1989

Satellite maps

Turkmenistan satellite photo.jpg Satellite map

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