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Aşgabat, Ашхабад

Poltoratsk (1919-1927)
A view frae the north taewart the ceety centre
A view frae the north taewart the ceety centre
Official seal of Ashgabat
Official logo of Ashgabat
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Coordinates: 37°56′N 58°22′E / 37.933°N 58.367°E / 37.933; 58.367
KintraFlag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
ProvinceAhal Province
 • MayorAzat Bilishov
 • Total1,031,992
Time zoneUTC+5
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (not observed)
Area code(s)12

Ashgabat (Turkmen: Aşgabat, Persie: عشق آباد‎, Roushie: Ашхабад, an aa Ashkhabad in transliteration frae Roushie (literally, Persian meanin: "Ceety o Love") or umwhilie Poltoratsk atween 1919–1927) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Turkmenistan, a kintra in Central Asie. It haes a population o 695,300 (2001 census estimate), 2009 estimates aroond 1 million fowk in Ashgabat, an is situatit atween the Kara Kum desert an the Kopet Dag mountain range. Ashgabat haes a primarily Turkmen population, wi ethnic minorities o Roushies, Armenians, an Azeris. It is 250 km frae the seicont lairgest ceety in Iran, Mashhad.

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