Baherden District

Bäherden District
Baharly District 2003-2018
Bäherden etraby
Bäherden District is located in Turkmenistan
Bäherden District
Bäherden District
Coordinates: 37°54′27″N 58°29′53″E / 37.9076°N 58.498°E / 37.9076; 58.498Coordinates: 37°54′27″N 58°29′53″E / 37.9076°N 58.498°E / 37.9076; 58.498
Country Turkmenistan
ProvinceAhal Province
 • häkimŞamuhammet Begenjowiç Orazmuhammedow[1]
Time zoneUTC+5 (+5)

Baherden District is a district of Ahal Province, Turkmenistan. From 2003 to 2018 it was named Baharly ("spring-like") District.[2][3][4]


The station of Baharly on the Trans-Caspian Railway, c. 1890

It was formed in January 1926 as the Bakharden District of the Poltoratsk District of the Turkmen SSR. Its administrative center was Bakharden Station. In August 1926 the Poltoratsk District was abolished, and the Bakharden District was directly subordinated to the Turkmen SSR.

In November 1939, the region was assigned to the newly formed Ashkhabad oblast. In May 1959, Ashgabat oblast was abolished and the district again became a direct subordination of the Turkmen SSR. In 1963, the Bakharden District was abolished, but in 1965 it was reёstablished. In December 1973, Ashgabat oblast was recreated, which included the Bakharden district. In 1988, Ashgabat oblast was again abolished and the district was directly subordinated to the Turkmen SSR.[citation needed]

On 23 October 2003, by Presidential Decree 6435 the city and district (etrap) of Bäherden were renamed Baharly (“spring-like”). On 5 January 2018, by Parliamentary Resolution No. 686-V, Baharly city and district (etrap) had their old name of Bäherden restored.[4]


  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. ^ a b "Turkmenistan Geoname Changes". Retrieved 8 April 2021.
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