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Ashgabat (Turkmen: Aşgabat, Persie: عشق آباد‎, Roushie: Ашхабад, an aa Ashkhabad in transliteration frae Roushie (literally, Persian meanin: "Ceety o Love") or umwhilie Poltoratsk atween 1919–1927) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Turkmenistan, a kintra in Central Asie. It haes a population o 695,300 (2001 census estimate), 2009 estimates aroond 1 million fowk in Ashgabat, an is situatit atween the Kara Kum desert an the Kopet Dag mountain range. Ashgabat haes a primarily Turkmen population, wi ethnic minorities o Roushies, Armenians, an Azeris. It is 250 km frae the seicont lairgest ceety in Iran, Mashhad.

Aşgabat, Ашхабад
Poltoratsk (1919-1927)
A view frae the north taewart the ceety centre
A view frae the north taewart the ceety centre
Offeecial seal o Ashgabat
Offeecial logo o Ashgabat
Ashgabat is locatit in Turkmenistan
Location o Ashgabat in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 37°56′N 58°22′E / 37.933°N 58.367°E / 37.933; 58.367
Kintra Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
Province Ahal Province
foondit 1881
 • Mayor Azat Bilishov
Population (2012)
 • Tot 1,031,992
Aurie code(s) 12

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