Flag of Turkmenistan


National anthem of Turkmenistan

Independent, Neutral, Turkmenistan State Anthem

Independent, Neutral, Turkmenistan State Anthem is the title of the national anthem of Turkmenistan. With the death of the song's author, dictator Saparmurat Niyazov on December 21, 2006, the anthem may change, as it is associated specifically with his regime, as well as bearing an unwieldy name.
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Map of Turkmenistan

Map of Turkmenistan

Basic information on Turkmenistan

Eastern Turkmenistan for centuries formed part of the Persian province of Khurasan; in medieval times Merv (today known as Mary) was one of the great cities of the Islamic world and an important stop on the Silk Road. Annexed by Russia between 1865 and 1885, Turkmenistan became a Soviet republic in 1924. It achieved independence upon the dissolution of the USSR in 1991. Extensive hydrocarbon/natural gas reserves could prove a boon to this underdeveloped country if extraction and delivery projects were to be expanded. The Turkmenistan Government is actively seeking to develop alternative petroleum transportation routes to break Russia's pipeline monopoly. President for Life Saparmurat NYYAZOW died in December 2006, and Turkmenistan held its first multi-candidate presidential electoral process in February 2007. Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOW, a former NYYAZOW aide, emerged as the country's new president.
Location Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan
Population 5,097,028 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Turkmen(s) adjective: Turkmenistani
Flag description 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 similar to the olive branches on the UN flag; a white crescent moon representing Islam with five white stars representing the regions or velayats of Turkmenistan appear in the upper corner of the field just to the fly side of the red stripe