Turkmenistan

Capital Ashgabat

Population 4,751,120

Area 488,100 km2

Key facts

Turkmenistan is a country located in Central Asia. There are 4 countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan) that Turkmenistan shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Turkmen and Russian.

The national currency in Turkmenistan is Turkmenistan manat (TMT). The manat (T) is subdivided into 100 tenge.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 3.76 TMT and 1 USD is worth 3.5 TMT.

Turkmen
Banknotes

T1T5T10T20T50T100T500

Turkmen
Coins

125102050T1T2

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Turkmenistan is 8.84 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density No data available.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Turkmenistan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type B 220 V, 50 Hz  Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Turkmenistan?

There are no Mariott hotels in Turkmenistan.

There are no Hilton hotels in Turkmenistan.

There are no IHG hotels in Turkmenistan.

There are no Best Western hotels in Turkmenistan.

There are no Radisson hotels in Turkmenistan.

There are no Accor hotels in Turkmenistan.

What fast food chains are present in Turkmenistan?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Turkmenistan.

The KFC chain does not operate in Turkmenistan.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Turkmenistan.

The Subway chain does not operate in Turkmenistan.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Turkmenistan.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Turkmenistan.

Weather

What is the weather like in Ashgabat?

Today the sun in Ashgabat, rises at 8:02 AM and sets at 6:39 PM. The climate of Ashgabat may be categorized as a mid-latitude steppe (BSk), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9RainLow: 0.6°C (33.08°F)High: 7.1°C (44.78°F)
FridayFeb 10SnowLow: -1.4°C (29.48°F)High: 2.2°C (35.96°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: -2.2°C (28.04°F)High: 6°C (42.8°F)
SundayFeb 12OvercastLow: -2.1°C (28.22°F)High: 9.8°C (49.64°F)
MondayFeb 13RainLow: 2.3°C (36.14°F)High: 7.5°C (45.5°F)
TuesdayFeb 14OvercastLow: -0.4°C (31.28°F)High: 10.3°C (50.54°F)

Weather data for Ashgabat (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Turkmenistan.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Turkmenistan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Turkmenistan traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  29.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2006.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 13.50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Turkmenistan

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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