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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Ashgabat (Aşgabat), Turkmenistan

Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque (Gypjak Mosque) and Niyazov tomb
Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque (Spirit of Turkmenbashi) the , and the tomb (right) of former president Niyazov, also known as the Turkmenbashi. The largest mosque in Central Asia is located about 7 km west of the center of Ashgabat in the village of Gypjak, the birthplace of Saparmurat Niyazov.
Image: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

About Ashgabat

Seal of Ashgabat

Ashgabat along Saparmurat Turkmenbashi, the Great Avenue, the main artery of Ashgabat.
Image: Michael Karavanov
Satellite view is showing Ashgabat, largest city and the white-marbled capital of Turkmenistan, a former Soviet republic and an autocratic ruled state in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea.

The city is located in central south of the country, between the Karakum desert and the Kopet Dag mountain range, in Ahal Welayaty province, about 35 km north of the border to Iran.

The city was founded in 1881 and nearly destroyed in 1948 by an 7.3 earthquake.

Turkmenistan became 'independent' upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, only to be ruled by the totalitarian and repressive President NIYAZOV from 1985 until his death in 2006.

During his regime he used the high oil revenue of the country to build a new capital within the old one, with Soviet style marble clad palaces, broad avenues, parks and landmarks, and a bird-shaped airport in Ashgabat

Ashgabat has a population of about 700,000 inhabitants. Official language is Turkmen, Russian is widely spoken.

The map shows a city map of Ashgabat with expressways, main roads and streets, as well as the location of Ashgabat International Airport (IATA code: ASB).

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Local Time Turkmenistan:
Saturday-September-23  09:10  
Time zone: Turkmenistan Time (TMT) :: UTC/GMT +5 hours
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City Coordinates: 37°56′N 58°22′E
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