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Ahal Province

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Ahal Province is the central region of Turkmenistan, home to the capital, Ashgabat.

Cities[edit]

  • Anau
  • Ashgabat — the country's largest city and national capital, home to an array of bizarre, enormous monuments and palatial buildings constructed by the late megalomaniacal dicator, Saparmurat Niyazov.
  • Baharden — a town on the northern rim of the Kopet Dag mountain range.
  • Buzmeyin (Abadan) — a small city home to a large power plant.
  • Dushak — a small town on th erim of the Kopet Dag mountain range.
  • Geok-tepe — site of the Turkmens' last stand against the Russian Empire.
  • Tejen — a small city on the Hari River (Tejen River).

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  • Altin Depe
  • Jeitun
  • Darvaza — the Gates of Hell, an arresting, colossal flaming crater in the middle of the Karakum.
  • Mane Baba — an eleventh century mausoleum south of Tejen.
  • Nissa — the ruins of one of the most important cities of the Parthian Empire.

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