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Amu Dar'ya, sometimes written Amu Dar'ja, is a town in Lebap, Turkmenistan, on the river of the same name opposite the town of Atamurat. As of 1989, it had a population of 5,018.[1]

Amu Dar'ya
Amu Dar'ya is located in Turkmenistan
Amu Dar'ya
Amu Dar'ya
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 37°53′N 65°15′E / 37.883°N 65.250°E / 37.883; 65.250
CountryFlag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
ProvinceLebap Province
244 m (801 ft)
 (1989 census)[1]
 • Total5,018


Amu Dar'ya is located at an altitude of 265 meters on the banks of the Amu-Darya River.


Amu Dar'ya is on a branch of the Trans-Caspian railway that leads from Samarqand in Uzbekistan, through the far east of Turkmenistan, and then back to Termez in Uzbekistan and finally Dushanbe in Tajikistan. Amu Dar'ya is one of three stations on this line in Turkmenistan, along with Charshanga and Kirova.

A local road connects the city to Atamurat across the Amu-Darya river by a pontoon bridge. Other local roads connect it to the nearby villages of Kerkichi and Dostluk, and further east Charshanga and the eastern border with Uzbekistan. Another road leads north to the Uzbek town of Talimardzhan.


  1. ^ a b Population census 1989 Archived 2012-02-04 at WebCite, Demoscope Weekly, No. 359-360, 1–18 January 2009 (search for пгт Аму-Дарья) ‹See Tfd›(in Russian)

Coordinates: 37°53′N 65°15′E / 37.883°N 65.250°E / 37.883; 65.250