Ashgabat
in Ahal, Turkmenistan

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
37.950 and 58.383 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 37° 57' 0" and E 58° 22' 59"
Currency and Currency Code:
Manat - TMT
Spoken languages:
Turkmen, Russian, Uzbek
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 12:58 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Asia/Ashgabat
UTC/GMT offset: 5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
7:51 am and 6:49 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-27.152 and -109.439 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Hanga Piko
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Discover Ashgabat

Ashgabat in Ahal with it's 727,700 citizens is a town in Turkmenistan. It's the capital of this country.

Current time in Ashgabat is now 12:58 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Ashgabat with an UTC offset of 5 hours. We know of 4 airports near Ashgabat, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Turkmenistan is Ashgabat Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Parthian Fortresses of Nisa in a distance of 11 mi (or 17 km), West.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Annau, Shirvan, Faruj, Quchan and Dargaz. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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HASH TRAVEL TOURS | Hash House Harriers in Ashgabat - Sightseeing in Turkmenistan

Published: August 26, 2013
Length: 43:36 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Hashtravel

Hash House Harriers in Turkmenistan - Silkroad Hash Adventure by http://www.HashTravel.com | Ashgabat Sightseeing with the Hash House Harriers.


HASH TRAVEL TOURS | Ashgabat at night with the Hash House Harriers

Published: August 26, 2013
Length: 32:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Hashtravel

Hash House Harriers in Turkmenistan - Silkroad Hash Adventure by www.HashTravel.com | Ashgabat Sightseeing with the Hash House Harriers.


Ashgabat Sightseeing Hotel Elevator | Turkmenistan Circus in Ashgabat

Published: June 08, 2013
Length: 56:05 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Jürgen R. Schreiter

Turkmenistan Circus in Ashgabat - Ashgabat Sightseeing Hotel Elevator.


Ashgabat at Night - Ashgabat Sightseeing | Silk Road Adventures in Turkmenistan

Published: June 18, 2013
Length: 58:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Inventives Worldwide

Ashgabat at Night - Ashgabat Sightseeing | Silk Road Adventures in Turkmenistan Silk Road Adventures in Turkmenistan - Ashgabat Sightseeing with SMS-Frankfurt Tours and Adventures with Jürgen.


HASH TRAVEL TOURS | Hash House Harriers in Ashgabat - Sightseeing in Turkmenistan

Published: August 26, 2013
Length: 32:21 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Hashtravel

Hash House Harriers in Turkmenistan - Silkroad Hash Adventure by www.HashTravel.com | Ashgabat Sightseeing with the Hash House Harriers.


HASH TRAVEL TOURS | Hash House Harriers in Ashgabat - Sightseeing in Turkmenistan

Published: August 26, 2013
Length: 00:11 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Hashtravel

Hash House Harriers in Turkmenistan - Silkroad Hash Adventure by www.HashTravel.com | Ashgabat Sightseeing with the Hash House Harriers.


Replacing broken spoke on BMW R1200GS Adventure traveling the world

Published: May 13, 2012
Length: 55:29 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: GlobeRiders

There is a good reason that Motocross riders only ride with bikes with spoked rims. For the same reason GlobeRiders recommend that any bike that goes on a long adventure ride has spoked rims....


Walkabout in Ashgabat

Published: March 27, 2015
Length: 41:59 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Lupine Travel

Walking around Ashgabat during Nawruz festivities in March 2015.


Turkmenistan - March 2010 (Video 03)

Published: April 03, 2010
Length: 46:45 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: tepfair

One of the city gates of Ashgabat.


Turkmenistan - March 2010 (Video 07)

Published: April 03, 2010
Length: 20:32 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: tepfair

Driving back into the city.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

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Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

The Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic (Turkmen: Түркменистан Совет Социалистик Республикасы Türkmenistan Sowet Sotsialistik Respublikasy; Russian: Туркменская Советская Социалистическая Республика Turkmenskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika), also known as the Turkmen SSR, was one of republics of the Soviet Union in Central Asia.

Located at 37.9667, 58.3333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Republics of the Soviet Union, Communism in Turkmenistan, Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic, States and territories established in 1921

Olympic Stadium (Ashgabat)

Ashgabat Olympic Stadium (Turkmen: Saparmyrat Türkmenbaşy adyndaky Olimpiýa Stadiony) is a multi-purpose stadium in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It is currently used mostly for football matches, but also for musical performances by Turkmen pop stars such as Maral Ibragimova. The stadium holds 35,000 people and was built in 2003. Despite the use of the name "Olympic Stadium" the facility was neither built as part of a bid to host the Olympic Games, nor has it been used in such games.

Located at 37.9044, 58.3771 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Turkmenistan, Athletics (track and field) venues in Turkmenistan, National stadiums, Multi-purpose stadiums in Turkmenistan

Ashgabat International Airport

Ashgabat International Airport, formerly known as Saparmurat Turkmenbashy International Airport, is one of two international airports in Turkmenistan. It is located approximately 10 km (6 mi) northwest of the capital Ashgabat (Ashkhabad). The airport, with its air traffic control tower and a 12,000-foot long precision approach runway (12L-30R), opened in 1994 and was named after the country's first president, Saparmyrat Niyazov.

Located at 37.9869, 58.3608 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Turkmenistan, Buildings and structures in Ashgabat

Neutrality Arch

The Neutrality Arch was a monument located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The three-legged arch, which became known locally as "The Tripod", was 75 metres tall and was built in 1998 on the orders of Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov to commemorate the country's official position of neutrality. It cost $12 million to construct. The monument was topped by a 12-metre tall gold-plated statue of Niyazov which rotated to always face the sun.

Located at 37.9369, 58.38 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Ashgabat, Destroyed landmarks, Buildings and structures completed in 1998, Monuments and memorials in Turkmenistan

Assembly of Turkmenistan

The Assembly (Mejlis) is the legislative branch of Turkmenistan. It has 125 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies.

Located at 37.9308, 58.3794 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
National legislatures, Politics of Turkmenistan, 1938 establishments, Unicameral legislatures

Köpetdag Stadium

Köpetdag Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home for Köpetdag Aşgabat and Talyp Sporty Aşgabat. The stadium holds 26,000 people and was built in 1997.

Located at 37.9494, 58.3701 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Turkmenistan, Multi-purpose stadiums in Turkmenistan, Ashgabat

Anau

Anau (also spelled Annau, Turkmen: Änew), Turkmenistan, capital of Ahal Province, is a city 8 kilometers southeast of Ashgabat which is connected via the M37 highway. Traces of habitation in the area date back to 3000 B.C. The name Anau is from Persian ab-i nau (آب نو) meaning "New Water". http://www. stantours. com/tm_rg_ahal_am. html

Located at 37.8833, 58.5333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Ahal Province

Ruhyýet Palace

Rukhiyet Palace is a palace in the capital city of Asgabat in Turkmenistan.

Located at 37.9325, 58.3778 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Palaces in Turkmenistan, Ashgabat

Türkmenbaşy Palace

Türkmenbaşy Palace is a palace in the capital city of Asgabat in Turkmenistan. It has been the presidential headquarters and home of the president of Turkmenistan for many years. President Saparmurat Niyazov, who styled himself Türkmenbaşy, and for whom it is named, lived in the palace between 1997 and his death in 2006.

Located at 37.9343, 58.3806 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Palaces in Turkmenistan, Presidential palaces, Official residences in Turkmenistan, Ashgabat

Gypjak

Gypjak (also known as Kipchak) is a small village about 10 kilometers away from the Turkmen capital of Aşgabat. The village is known as the home village of the first President of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov. Niyazov, while president, built the Kipchak Mosque and a tomb there for his family. It is in this tomb where Niyazov was buried on December 24, 2006. The Gypjak Mosque, lies across a highway from the rest of the village but is generally open to both male and female visitors for prayer.

Located at 38, 58.2506 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gypjak, Populated places in Ahal Province

1948 Ashgabat earthquake

The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake, at a magnitude 7.3 Mw, occurred on 6 October 1948 near Ashgabat, in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic. Due to censorship by the national government, the Ashgabat Earthquake was not much reported in USSR media. The scholars tend to agree that ban on publicity of the extent of earthquake casualties and damages did not allow the Soviet government to allocate enough financial resources to adequately respond to disaster. Admiral Ellis M.

Located at 37.95, 58.32 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Ashgabat, Earthquakes in Turkmenistan, 1948 earthquakes, 1948 in the Soviet Union, Earthquakes in the Soviet Union, Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

Babadaýhan District

Babadaýhan District is a district of Ahal Province in Turkmenistan. The name Babadaýhan is the Turkmenized form of the Persian name Bābā-Dihqān (بابادهقان), which eans “Forefather Farmer”, a mythological and ritual character whose cult has been reported in agrarian communities of mountainous and lowland Tajikistan, North Afghanistan and adjacent rural areas of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.

Located at 37.9667, 58.3333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Turkmenistan, Ahal Province

Baharly District

Baharly District is a district of Ahal Province in Turkmenistan. It was formerly known as the Bäherden District.

Located at 37.9076, 58.498 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Turkmenistan, Ahal Province

The main museum of Turkmenistan

The Main museum of Turkmenistan (Türkmenistanyň Milli muzeyi), also known as the Sparmurat Turkmenbashi Museum, is a museum in Turkmenistan. The museum was opened on 12 November 1998. . The museum has seven permanent galleries incorporating history, present day culture, and ethnography.

Located at 37.8854, 58.349 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Museums established in 1998, Museums in Turkmenistan, National museums, Archaeological museums, Ethnographic museums, History museums

World of Turkmenbashi Tales

Ashgabat Theme Park (Ertekiler Dünýäsi) - is a theme park designed by Turkmen architects as a national version of Disneyland has opened in 2006. The $50 million recreation complex, based on Turkmen folk art and fairy tales, occupies 100 acres and consists of 80 attractions. It begins with a map of Turkmenistan and its environs that displays miniature copies of architectural monuments of the predominantly Muslim state.

Located at 37.9222, 58.3721 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Turkmenistan culture, Amusement parks in Turkmenistan

Independence Monument, Ashgabat

The "Independence Monument" is a monument located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The design of this building was inspired by traditional Turkmen tents and the traditional headgear worn by Turkmen girls. Elements of the building commemorate the independence date of Turkmenistan, 27 October 1991. These elements include a 91-meter reinforced concrete tower with a 27-meter high golden gilt steel construction on top of the tower, along with an observation terrace with a diameter of 10 meters.

Located at 37.8812, 58.3814 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Turkmenistan, Monuments and memorials in Turkmenistan

Paýtagt Shopping Center

Paytagt Shopping Center is a 80 meter high shopping and business tower located in the south-east Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Building was designed and constructed by Turkish "Polimeks" in 2005. It contains a 3 story base and 21 story tower.

Located at 37.8942, 58.3899 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Turkmenistan

Turkmen State University

Turkmen State University named after Magtymguly is one of the leading universities in Turkmenistan, located in the capital of Ashgabat. It is named after Magtymguly Pyragy, a Turkmen poet.

Located at 37.9308, 58.3872 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities in Turkmenistan, Buildings and structures in Ashgabat

Nisa-Çandybil Stadium

Nisa-Çandybil Stadium (formerly Dagdan Stadium and Locomotive stadium) is a stadium in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home for FC Aşgabat and Nisa Asgabat. It has a capacity of 1,500.

Located at 37.9425, 58.3937 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Turkmenistan, Ashgabat

Turkmen Carpet Museum

The Turkmen Carpet Museum or the National Carpet Museum is a national museum, situated on 5 Gorogly Street in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It opened on 24 October 1994. It has the largest collection of Turkmen carpets of any museum. It has a rich collection of Turkmen carpets from the medieval through to the 20th century, including over 1000 carpets from the 18th and 19th centuries. Aside from its extensive collection of antique carpets, it has many carpet articles, chuvals, khurjuns, torba etc.

Located at 37.9406, 58.3779 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Museums in Turkmenistan, Museums established in 1994, Ashgabat

Central Bank of Turkmenistan

The Central Bank of Turkmenistan is the national bank of Turkmenistan. It is located 2 kilometres south of the centre of Ashgabat and is operated by the government. It was established in 1991 and regulates the country’s banking system and supervises the national financial policy. It is located in a distinctive high rise building with a giant gold bar on the front. Tuvakmammet Japarov is the Governor since July 2011.

Located at 37.9322, 58.3747 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Banks of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat

Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque

Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque or Ärtogrul Gazy Mosque is a mosque in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It honors Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire. It is a prominent landmark in Ashgabat with its four minarets and central dome and has a lavish interior decoration with fine stained glass windows. The mosque was inaugurated in 1998 and this white marbled building is reminiscent of the Blue Mosque of Istanbul.

Located at 37.9331, 58.3989 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Ashgabat, Mosques in Turkmenistan, Religious buildings completed in 1998, Islamic architecture

Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Mosque

Turkmenbashi Ruhy Mosque or Gypjak Mosque (Turkmen: Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Metjidi) is a mosque in the village of Gypjak about 7 kilometres west of the centre of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on the M37 highway. The mosque was constructed by the French company Bouygues, was built in the late Saparmurat Niyazov's home town. It opened on October 22, 2004 and was built by Niyazov with a tomb in preparation for his death. He was laid to rest in the tomb on December 24, 2006.

Located at 38.0178, 58.2528 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
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Gypjak, Ashgabat, Mosques in Turkmenistan, Buildings and structures completed in 2004, Islamic architecture, 21st-century mosques

Azadi Mosque

Ertogrul Gazi Mosque on Azadi str. is a mosque located just south of Magtymguly şayoli,in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It was one of the first mosques built after the independence of Turkmenistan in the early 1990s and like several other mosques in the country resembles that of the Blue Mosque in İstanbul. However, during its construction there were a number of accidental deaths, as a result it attracts few worshippers as some people are convinced it gives bad luck.

Located at 37.9331, 58.3989 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Ashgabat, Mosques in Turkmenistan, 1990s architecture, Islamic architecture

Turkmenistan Tower

The Turkmenistan tower is a communications and observation tower in Ashgabat Turkmenistan. It was completed in 2011.

Located at 37.8625, 58.2381 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Communication towers, Towers completed in 2011, Buildings and structures in Turkmenistan

Districts of the same city

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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