Key information

Geography
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Area 188,456 square miles
Natural resources Petroleum, natural gas, sulfur, salt
 

 

People
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Population 5.113 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic groups Turkmen 85%, Uzbek 5%, Russian 4%, other 6% (2003)
Religions Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%
Languages Turkmen 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%

 

Government
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Capital Ashgabat
System of government Terms itself a secular democracy, but is highly authoritarian and power is tightly concentrated within the presidential administration.
Head of state Gurbanguly Berimuhamedov
Currency Manat