Country Name - TurkmenistanTurkmenistan flag

Head of statePresident Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Capital CityAshgabat
Official LanguageTurkmen 72%; Russian 12%; Uzbek 9%, other 7%
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)55.16
Population 20125,172,931
Ease of Doing Business Rank 2014n/a
Scientific ranking 2014193
HDI ranking 2013103
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UKH.E. Mr Yazmurad N Seryaev
Embassy DetailsEmbassy of Turkmenistan
Embassy Address131 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UT
Telephone020 7610 5239
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

Turkmenistan is a Central Asian country bordered by Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iran; it also has a coastal region by the Caspian Sea.

Turkmenistan is divided into five provinces and one capital city district: Ashgabat City and the provinces of Ahal, Balkan, Da┼čoguz, Lebap and Mary.

A large proportion of Turkmenistan is covered by the Karakum Desert one of the driest deserts in the world. To the west lies Mount Arlan part of the Great Balkan Range and to the southern earthquake region, the Kopet Dag Range of foothills, dry and sandy slopes, mountain plateaus, and steep ravines.

Turkmenistan possesses the world's fourth largest reserves of natural gas in addition to oil, sulphur and salt reserves.