Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia that borders Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. It does not have access to an ocean, but does border the Caspian Sea.
Date of independence (from USSR) – October 27th, 1991.
Official language – Turkmen.
Capital – Ashgabat.
Biggest cities – Ashgabat, Turkmenabat, Dashoguz, Balkanabat, Turkmenbashi, Merv.
Form of government – Presidential republic.
President – Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.
Area – 419,200 km².
Population – 5,240,502.
Currency – Manat.
ISO Code – TM.
IOC Code – TKM.
Time zone – UTC +5.