Turkmenistan Political Map
Turkmenistan Country Information:
Turkmenistan is located in central Asia. Turkmenistan is bordered by the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to the north, and Iran and Afghanistan to the south.
Turkmenistan Bordering Countries:
Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
Akdepe, Amydery'a, Archman, Asgabat (Ashgabat), Atamyrat (Kerki), Babadaykhan, Balkanabat (Nebitdag), Bayramaly, Bekdash, Bugdayly, Buzmey'in, Byzylarbat, Celeken, Chagyl, Charjew, Darganata, Darvaza, Dashkuduk, Dasoguz, Deynau, Ekerem, Esenguly, Gumdag, Gusgy, Gyzylgaya, Kaka, Kerki, Koneurgench, Lebap, Mary, Mukry, Murgap, Sakar, Sandykgacy, Sarahs, Sharlawuk, Tagta, Tagtabazar, Tejen, Turkmenabat (Charjew), Turkmenbasy, Yerbent and Yoloten.
Amu Darya River, Atrek River, Caspian Sea, Garabogaz Aylagy, Garagum Canal, Gusgy River, Kopetdag Mountains, Sarygamysh Koli, Turkmen Aylagy and Turkmenbasy Aylagy.
Turkmenistan Natural Resources:
Turkmenistan has fossil fuel deposits of petroleum of natural gas. Other natural resources for this country include sulfur and salt.
Turkmenistan Natural Hazards:
There are no natural hazards listed in CIA - The World Factbook for Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan Environmental Issues:
Turkmenistan has many environmental issues regarding water. There is pollution of the Caspian Sea. A large share of the Amu Darya has been diverted into irrigation, which is contributing to that river's inability to replenish the Aral Sea. Due to poor irrigation methods, the soil has become water logged and salination has occurred. Pesticides and agricultural chemicals have contaminated the soil and groundwater. In addition, desertification is occurring.