from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital of Turkmenistan, in the south-central part of the country near the border of Iran. It was founded as a fortress in 1881. A major earthquake in 1948 virtually destroyed the old city.

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  • proper noun The capital of Turkmenistan.


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  • REGULAR ROUND OF TURKMEN-AZERBAIJANI CASPIAN TALKS FINISHED IN ASHGABAT As the Ashgabat correspondent of Turkmenistan. ru reports, a regular round of consultations between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan on the issue of delimitation of the Caspian Sea bed finished in the Turkmen capital yesterday.


  • ASHGABAT - Europe needs stable supplies of energy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said in an address to participants in an international conference in Ashgabat on Friday.

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  • NISA (ASHGABAT) AND TORPEDO (KUTAISI) TO PLAY IN THE FINAL FOR TURKMENBASHI CUP The final match players for the Cup of Turkmenbashi, being held for the 10th time in Ashgabat these days, are known.


  • SPRING SESSION OF TURKMEN PARLIAMENT OPENED IN ASHGABAT The spring session of the second convocation of Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan started in Ashgabat on January 15.


  • NEW AMBASSADOR OF INDONESIA ACCREDITED TO ASHGABAT Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Susanato Pujomartono presented his credentials to the chairman of the Turkmen parliament, Ovezgeldi Atayev, on July 20, the Ashgabat correspondent of Turkmenistan. ru reports.


  • Despite robust US diplomacy in Ashgabat — over 15 American delegations arrived there in the past year — Turkmenistan, which already exports around 50bcm of its gas through Russia, has responded well to Moscow’s overtures.

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  • A quarterly "Jobs Fair" was held at the "Ashgabat" park yesterday. 1,5 thousand job vacancies were offered to Ashgabat residents.


  • The field, near the border with Afghanistan and some 350 kilometers southeast of the capital, Ashgabat, was discovered at the end of 2006, shortly before the death of the country's eccentric longtime President Saparmurat Niyazov.

    Turkmenistan gas field is now said to be world's 2nd largest

  • Ashgabat shared its dismal position with such other hot tourist destinations as Eritrea, North Korea and Somalia.

    Holiday in Turkmenistan

  • In Ashgabat, an entire building is shaped like the open book.

    Holiday in Turkmenistan


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