Garabekewül is a city in Halaç District, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan.

Garabekewül rail station
Garabekewül rail station
Garabekewül is located in Turkmenistan
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 38°28′59″N 64°09′09″E / 38.48306°N 64.15250°E / 38.48306; 64.15250Coordinates: 38°28′59″N 64°09′09″E / 38.48306°N 64.15250°E / 38.48306; 64.15250
CountryFlag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
ProvinceLebap Province
DistrictHalaç District
 • Total5,509
Time zoneUTC+5
Area code(s)(+993-443)


The terms Gara ("black") and Bekewül refer to two of the clans that make up the Ersari tribe, and Atanyyazow asserts that this is the origin of the toponym. [1]


The city is located near the Amu Darya close to an eponymous rail station on the Türkmenabat-Kerki rail line.


The town is famed as the birthplace of Seyitnazar Seydi, a classical poet as well as the military commander of Soltaniyaz Beg, who had unsuccessfully rebelled against the Bukhara Emirate.[2] The ruins of Beg's fortress is located a short distance, north of the town.[2]


Garabekewül was designated a "town of urban type" as of 1940. Until 5 May 1993 it was called Karabekaul (Russian: Карабекаул).[3] It was upgraded to city status in July 2016.[4]

The city was administrative center of Garabekewül District until that district was abolished on 25 November 2017 by parliamentary decree.[5]


1959[6] 1970[7] 1979[8] 1989[9]
2002 3113 3966 5509


  1. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. p. 85.
  2. ^ a b Brummell, Paul (2005). Turkmenistan. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-84162-144-9.
  3. ^ Межгосударственный совет по геодезии, картографии, кадастру, и дистанционному зондированию земли государств - участников СНГ. (2017). "Изменения географических названий Туркменистана" (Электронный бюллетень) (in Russian). 10 (Изменения географических названий государств-участников СНГ ed.): 30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ ПОСТАНОВЛЕНИЕ Меджлиса Туркменистана «Об административно-территориальных вопросах Лебапского велаята»
  5. ^ "Парламент Туркменистана внёс изменения в административно-территориальное деление Лебапского велаята". Информационный портал Туркменистана "Turkmenportal" (in Russian). 2017-11-28. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  6. ^ Перепись-1959
  7. ^ Перепись-1970
  8. ^ Перепись-1979
  9. ^ Перепись-1989