Ak bugdaý District

Coordinates: 38°30′N 59°0′E / 38.500°N 59.000°E / 38.500; 59.000

Ak bugdaý District
Ak bugdaý etraby
Country Turkmenistan
ProvinceAhal Province
CapitalAnau, Turkmenistan
 • häkimGurbanmyrat Hojamyradow[1]
Time zoneUTC+5

Ak bugdaý District is a district of Ahal Province in Turkmenistan. It was founded in April 1977 as Gäwers District, with its center on the urban-type settlement of Anau. Abolished in August 1988, it was restored in 1992 as part of Ahal, where it was later renamed Ak bugday ("white wheat").[2][3]


Photo of the White Wheat Museum in Anau, Ahal, Turkmenistan, behind a statue of Saparmurad Niyazov, first president of Turkmenistan

Ak bugday in Turkic languages means "white wheat". Local lore holds that white wheat was first cultivated in this area, and the capital of both this district and its province, Anau, features a museum devoted to white wheat as well as local archeology.


The Ahal State Power Station (Turkmen: Ahal Döwlet Elektrik Stansiýasy), located about 9 kilometers NE of Anau, with design capacity of 650 megawatts, was constructed to power the city of Ashgabat. It began operating in 2010 with two gas turbines producing 254.2 MW. Three small gas turbines were added in 2013 and two more gas turbines in 2014, bringing capacity to 648.1 MW. The additional capacity was needed in particular to power Ashgabat's Olympic Village.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Ahal welaýat häkimligi / Habarlaşmak üçin". Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  2. ^ Ахалский Велаят Archived 2008-09-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Turkmenistan Districts
  4. ^ "Turkmenistan has increased its electricity exports by 1.5 times". Orient. October 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Ambassador Allan Mustard visits the largest GE-supplied gas turbine power plant in Turkmenistan". U.S. Embassy Ashgabat. May 29, 2015.
  6. ^ Hasanov, Huseyn (September 17, 2019). "Turkmen power stations using GE technology". Trend.
  7. ^ "„Türkmenenergo" döwlet elektroenergetika korporasiýasy" (in Turkmen). Ministry of Energy (Turkmenistan). 14 February 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
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