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About Ashgabat

Ashgabat or Asgabat, formerly named Poltoratsk (Russian: Полтора́цк) between 1919 and 1927, is the capital and the largest city of Turkmenistan. It lies between the Karakum Desert and the Kopetdag mountain range in Central Asia, near the Iran-Turkmenistan border. The city has a population of 1,030,063 (2022 census).

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