Türkmengala

Türkmengala is a city and capital of Türkmengala District, Mary Region, Turkmenistan.

Türkmengala
Türkmengala is located in Turkmenistan
Türkmengala
Türkmengala
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 37°25′19″N 62°20′12″E / 37.42194°N 62.33667°E / 37.42194; 62.33667Coordinates: 37°25′19″N 62°20′12″E / 37.42194°N 62.33667°E / 37.42194; 62.33667
Country Turkmenistan
RegionMary Region
DistrictTürkmengala District
Time zoneUTC+5

EtymologyEdit

The name means "Turkmen fortress". Atanyyazow suggests that the settlement received this name in the 17th or 18th century due to the numerous battles between Turkmen tribes on the one hand and the Kajar (Kyzylbash) tribe on the other.[1]

TransportationEdit

Türkmengala is on the P-25 highway that connects Baýramaly and Ýolöten.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. p. 273.
  2. ^ Way: Turkmengala (44411933)