Asia

Turkmenistan profile

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
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Turkmenistan has the smallest population of the five former Soviet republics in Central Asia
  • Population: 5.2 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Ashgabat
  • Area: 488,100 sq km (188,456 sq miles)
  • Major language: Turkmen, Russian
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 61 years (men), 69 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Turkmen manat = 100 tenge
  • Main exports: Oil, gas, textiles, raw cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $4,800 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .tm
  • International dialling code: +993