Turkmenistan flag information
Description flag of Turkmenistan
green field with a vertical red stripe near the hoist side, containing five tribal guls (designs used in producing carpets) stacked above two crossed olive branches; a white crescent moon representing Islam with five white stars representing the regions or welayats of Turkmenistan appear in the upper corner of the field just to the fly side of the red stripe
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Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
Turkmen(s) (noun) Turkmenistan (adjective)
Turkmen 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%
republic; authoritarian presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch
5,179,571 ranked 116, (data 2008)
the western and central low-lying desolate portions of the country make up the great Garagum (Kara-Kum) desert, which occupies over 80% of the country; eastern part is plateau. The lowest point is Vpadina Akchanaya -81 m.
Coastline 0 km. Turkmenistan borders the Caspian Sea (1,768 km)
3,736km, Afghanistan 744 km, Iran 992 km, Kazakhstan 379 km, Uzbekistan 1,621 km.
5 provinces (welayatlar, singular - welayat) and 1 independent city*: Ahal Welayaty (Anew), Ashgabat*, Balkan Welayaty (Balkanabat), Dashoguz Welayaty, Lebap Welayaty (Turkmenabat), Mary Welayaty
administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses)
27 October 1991 (from Soviet Union)