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Daşoguz
Daşoguz is located in Turkmenistan
Daşoguz
Daşoguz
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 41°50′N 59°58′E / 41.833°N 59.967°E / 41.833; 59.967
Leet Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
Province Daşoguz Province
Government
 • Mayor Mammetnyyaz Owezovic Nurmammedov[1]
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 210,000

Daşoguz (Roushie: Дашогу́з‎, an aw Dashoguz, Dasoguz; roughly "stane spring" in Turkmen), umwhile kent as Tashauz (till 1992; Roushie: Ташау́з‎) an Dashkhovuz (1992-1999; Roushie: Дашхову́з‎), is a ceety in northren Turkmenistan an the caipital o Daşoguz Province.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is locatit at latitude 41.833° North, langitude 59.9667° East, at an average o 88 meters abuin sea level. It is aboot Script error frae Nukus, Uzbekistan, an Script error frae Ashgabat. In nearbi Lake Sarykamysh, you can fynd 65 different varieties o fish.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Daşoguz's population o 166,500 (1999 census estimate) is predominately Turkmen an Uzbek, wi smawer numbers o Roushies, Koreans, Karakalpaks, an Tatars present. A lairge number o those forcefully displacit bi ex-President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov hae been resettled in lands adjoinin the toun.[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Early in its history, it wis a popular stop on the Silk Road acause it haed a spring, hence its name.[3] Foondit as a fort cried Tashauz in the early 19t century bi the Roushies, the name wis chyngit tae the Turkmen form Dashkhovuz in 1992 efter unthirldom, an tae Daşoguz bi order o Preses Niyazov in 1999; the modren ceety is a Soviet-designed ceety wi mony monuments an museums actin as a local admeenistrative an cultural center an rail junction.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Daşoguz Airport provides a connection wi Ashgabat, Mary, Türkmenabat, Balkanabat, Turkmenbaşy wi Turkmenistan Airlines.

Miscellaneous[eedit | eedit soorce]

Daşoguz is the main portal o tourists visitin the UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid o Konya-Urgench. Some o the main agricultural products o the aurie are cotton an jute, which can be cultivatit due tae the ceety's proximity tae the Amu Darya river. It is the location o the fitbaa club Turan Dasoguz an aw.

On 5 September 1998, an H5 meteorite wichin approximately 7 kilograms fell in Daşoguz.[4]

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