Practical Information Of Turkmenistan

Practical Information Of Turkmenistan

TELEPHONE CODES

Turkmenistan country code is +993 (8-10 993)

Turkmenistan area codes (landline) are the following:

  • Ashgabat: 12           
  • Mary: 522
  • Balkanabad (Balkanabat): 222   
  • Turkmenabat (Türkmenabat): 422
  • Dashoguz (Daşoguz, Tashauz): 322       
  • Turkmenbashi (Türkmenbaşy): 243

CURRENCIES IN TURKMENISTAN

To make payments using any foreign currency is prohibited in Turkmenistan. You can exchange a foreign currency in banks or official exchange offices. Banks usually close at 17.00, while exchange offices at hotels and airports work 24 hours a day.

COST OF FOOD IN TURKMENISTAN.

The guests of the country will also be happy with prices for local meals in restaurants and cafes. A good dinner in an Ashgabat café would cost you between $10 and $15, while in smaller cities and towns it may be even less, about $8.

LOCATION

Situated in Central Asia, it borders on Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Iran. The country’s inhabitants are happy enough to listen to the sound of surf at the Caspian Sea, which is in fact a gigantic saltwater lake having no connection with the ocean.

POPULATION OF TURKMENISTAN

5,169,660 people

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

Turkmen.

MONETARY UNIT

manat. Use of any other currency for making payments is officially prohibited in the territory of Turkmenistan.

RELIGIONS

The overwhelming majority of the population, 89 %, professes the Sunni branch of Islam, with 9 % of the people being the followers of the Christian religion. Only 2 % are representatives of other religious groups.

TIME ZONES

The whole territory of Turkmenistan lies in one time zone, and the clocks do not switch to summer time. The local time differs unchangeably from the Greenwich Time by +5 hours.

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