HOME :  Mission :  History :  Chancellors :  Projects :  Essays :  Photos :  Site Directory :  Contact

Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan

The World Language Process program of the UNKOMMON Foundation is proposing a World Conference / Congress on the subject of a Universal Auxiliary Language.

We would like to have participants from every country in the world including individuals from as many languages possible.

As people agree to participate we hope to update these web pages.

Persons the WLP Proposes to Participate
name

Name

Geographic Location
Location:

    Central Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan.

Border countries:

    Afghanistan 744 km, Iran 992 km, Kazakhstan 379 km, Uzbekistan 1,621 km.

    (landlocked)

Cultural Demographics
Population:

4,952,081 (July 2005 est.)

Cultural Groups:

Ethnic groups: Turkmen 85%, Uzbek 5%, Russian 4%, other 6% (2003) Religions: Muslim 89%, Eastern Orthodox 9%, unknown 2%.

Languages Spoken:

Turkmen 72%, Russian 12%, Uzbek 9%, other 7%.

Literacy:
male: 99.3%
female: 98.3% (1995 est.)

Provinces and Universities
Capital:

    Ashgabat

Number of provinces

5 provinces (welayatlar, singular - welayat): Ahal Welayaty (Ashgabat), Balkan Welayaty (Balkanabat), Dashoguz Welayaty, Lebap Welayaty (Turkmenabat), Mary Welayaty note: administrative divisions have the same names as their administrative centers (exceptions have the administrative center name following in parentheses).

Universities go here.

Turkmenistan


HOME :  Mission :  History :  Chancellors :  Projects :  Essays :  Photos :  Site Directory :  Contact