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Capital
: Ashgabat
Currency: Turkmenistan manat
Continent: Asia
Official language: Turkmen
Government: Presidential system, Republic
Dialing Code: +993
Internet Country Code: .tm

Information & Brief History
Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved its independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. President NIYAZOV retains absolute control over the country and opposition is not tolerated. Extensive hydrocarbon/natural gas reserves could prove a boon to this underdeveloped country if extraction and delivery projects were to be expanded. The Turkmenistan Government is actively seeking to develop alternative petroleum transportation routes in order to break Russia's pipeline monopoly.

Business
Turkmenistan Business

Government
Turkmenistan Government

Languages
Turkmen 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%

Religion: Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%

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 Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan
Lowest point: Vpadina Akchanaya -81 m; note - Sarygamysh Koli is a lake in northern Turkmenistan with a water level that fluctuates above and below the elevation of Vpadina Akchanaya (the lake has dropped as low as -110 m)

Highest point: Gora Ayribaba 3,139 m

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