Balkans welaýaty

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Balkans welaýaty
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Basic data
Country Turkmenistan
Capital Balkanabat
surface 139,270 km²
Residents 553,500 (2005)
density 4 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 TM-B
The city of Türkmenbaşy on the Caspian Sea
The city of Türkmenbaşy on the Caspian Sea

Coordinates: 40 ° 0 '  N , 55 ° 0'  E

Balkan welaýaty (formerly Russian Красноводская область Krasnovodskaja Oblast ) is one of the five provinces of Turkmenistan .

The province is located in the west of the country on the coast of the Caspian Sea and its salty lagoon Kara-Bogas-Gol . It borders Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the north and Iran in the south . It is named after the Great Balkans , a mountain range up to 1,880 m high (not to be confused with the mountains of the same name in southeastern Europe).

The area is 139,270 km², the population (2005) around 553,500, which results in a population density of around 4 inhabitants / km².

The capital of the province is Balkanabat (formerly Nebit-Dag), other larger cities are Türkmenbaşy (formerly Krasnovodsk), Serdar (formerly Kyzyl -Arwat), Hazar and Gumdag .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Britannica Book of the Year 2013