Dashoquz Velayat

The Dashoguz velayat equals 73 000 square km and its population is 1.1 million inhabitants. It is situated in the northern part of Turkmenistan on the left bank of lower Amu-Darya, in the desert Kara Kum. The northern part of the region is occupied by the ancient delta of the Amu-Darya river., the Sarakamysh hollow with a lake, and the southeast part of the Ustyurt plateau. The administrative center is the town Dashoguz. The climate of Dashoguz velayat is sarply continental with hot and dry summer and relatively warm winter. The territory of this region is covered mostly by sands with a rather poor vegetables represented by haloxylon, sedge, and wormwood.

The industry is represented mainly light and food branches (among major enterprises here are a new cotton spinning factory and a textile complex in Dashoguz), as well as production of building and construction materials. In the field of agriculture this is a big supplier of cotton, vegetable, fruits, gourds and grain cultures. Animal husbandry is also well developed.

Among historical and cultural monuments of Turkmenistan the Dasoguz velayat occupies a special place due to unique architectural pears of Orient situated on the ancient land of Kuneurgench. The biggest diamonds in the diadem of religions buildings Kuneurgench in the first place are represented by the mausoleum of Turabek-Khanim and the minaret of Kutlug-Timur. However there is hardly anyone who would remain indifferent viewing and feeling the majestic and magnificent power of fortress of Devkesen, Shasenem, Izmukshir, Kenevas and others.

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