Aşgabat (Turkmen: Aşgabat; Persian: عشق آباد, UniPers: Ešq-âbâd; Russian: Ашхаба́д - Ashkhabád) is the capital city of Turkmenistan. It also spelled as Ashgabat, Ashkabat, Ashkhabad, Ashgabad. Aşgabat has a population of 695,300 (2001) and is between the Karakum desert and the Kopet Dag mountain range. The name is believed to borrow from the Persian Ashk-abad meaning "the City of Arsaces". Another explanation is that the name is a corruption of the Persian Eshq (Love) + abad (natured place or city), and therefore loosely translates as "The city built by/from love". Aşgabat is at 37°58′N 58°20′E (37.9667, 58.333). Aşgabat's major ethnic groups are: Turkmen, Russians, Armenians, and Azeris. Arsaces was king of Persia and his name appears between 3 and 4 times in the Bible.
|Coordinates: 37°56′15″N 58°22′48″E / 37.93750°N 58.38000°ECoordinates: 37°56′15″N 58°22′48″E / 37.93750°N 58.38000°E|
|• Mayor||Ýaztagan Gylyjow|
|• Total||917.6 km2 (354.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||273 m (896 ft)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+05:00 (not observed)|
|Area code(s)||(+993) 12|
- ↑ "Türkmenistanyň Halk Maslahatynyň Çözgüdi HM-6 14 December 1992" (PDF).
- ↑ "Türkmenistanyň Prezidentiniň Permanlary опубликованно 07.02.2020". Archived from the original on December 3, 2020. Retrieved May 9, 2021.