Asia > Central Asia > Turkmenistan


Capital: Ashgabat; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 6.2%;
Key Facts

Full name : Turkmenistan
Population: 5.2 million (UN, 2010)
Area: 488,100 sq km (188,456 sq miles)
Major language: Turkmen, Russian
Major religion: Islam
Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 70 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Turkmen manat = 100 tenge
Main exports: Oil, gas, textiles, raw cotton
GNI per capita: US $3,420 (World Bank, 2009)
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International dialling code: +993

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