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