Daşoguz Region

Coordinates: 41°0′N 58°30′E / 41.000°N 58.500°E / 41.000; 58.500

Daşoguz Welaýaty
Dashoguz
Daşhowuz (Dashhovuz)
Tashauz
Daşoguz region in Turkmenistan
Daşoguz region in Turkmenistan
Country Turkmenistan
CapitalDaşoguz
Area
 • Total73,430 km2 (28,350 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total1,370,400
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Websitedashoguz.gov.tm

Daşoguz Region (Turkmen: Daşoguz welaýaty, formerly Daşhowuz) is one of the regions of Turkmenistan. It is in the north of the country, bordering Uzbekistan. The area of the province is 73,430 square kilometers, and the total population is 1,370,400 (2005 est.).[1] The capital is Daşoguz.

The region is mostly desert, and is experiencing severe environmental degradation as a result of the Aral Sea ecological catastrophe. Increased soil salinity has ruined thousands of square kilometers of farmland.

The region contains the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Köneürgenç[2] and the archaeological site, Butentau.[3][4]

Administrative subdivisions

Districts

As of January 1, 2017, Dashoguz Province (Daşoguz welaýaty) is subdivided into 9 districts (etrap, plural etraplar):[5][6][7]

  1. Akdepe
  2. Boldumsaz
  3. Görogly (formerly Tagta)
  4. Gubadag
  5. Gurbansoltan Eje (formerly Ýylanly)
  6. Köneurgenç
  7. Ruhubelent
  8. S.A. Nyýazow (formerly Dashoguz/Dashowuz)
  9. Saparmyrat Türkmenbaşy[6][7][8]

Municipalities

As of January 1, 2017, the province includes 9 cities (şäherler), 1 town (şäherçe), 134 rural or village councils (geňeşlikler), and 612 villages (obalar).[5][6]

In the list below, cities with "district status" are bolded:

  • Akdepe
  • Boldumsaz
  • Dashoguz
  • Görogly
  • Gubadag
  • Gurbansoltan Eje
  • Köneurgenç
  • S.A. Nyýazow
  • Saparmyrat Nyýazow

Economy

Agriculture

Daşoguz Province: area and production of selected crops, 2017-2019[9]
area, thousand hectares production, thousand tonnes
2017 2018 2019 2017 2018 2019
Cereals and legumes 189.5 167.1 167.6 333.3 279.5 359.7
Cotton 140.7 141.3 141.1 231.9 230.2 244.5
Vegetables 7.4 7.2 7.8 197.1 198.3 199.9

Industry

Daşoguz Province: Production of selected industrial goods and processed foods, 2017-2019[10]
2017 2018 2019
Electricity, million kwh 1,592.4 1,480.4 1,481.6
Bricks, million 79.5 81.9 87.2
Cotton lint, thousand tonnes 67.7 53.5 62.1
Cotton yarn, thousand tonnes 13.0 11.2 12.3
Unrefined vegetable oil, thousand tonnes 16.2 14.9 12.8
Flour, thousand tonnes 138.1 135.8 140.4

See also

  • OpenStreetMap Wiki: Dashoguz Province
  • Map of Districts (Etraplar) of Dashoguz Province

References

  1. ^ Statistical Yearbook of Turkmenistan 2000-2004, National Institute of State Statistics and Information of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, 2005.
  2. ^ "Kunya-Urgench". UNESCO World Heritage Center. UNESCO. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  3. ^ Brummell, Paul (2005). Turkmenistan. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 180–181. ISBN 978-1-84162-144-9.
  4. ^ Bizhanov, E. B.; Khozhaniyazov, Gairatdin (2003). "Arkheologicheskii Compleks Butentau" [Archaeological Complex of Butentau]. Arkheologia Priaral'ya. 6: 32–59.
  5. ^ a b Türkmenistanyň Mejlisi (2010–2018). "Türkmenistanyň dolandyryş-çäk birlikleriniň Sanawy". Türkmenistanyş Mejlisiniň Karary. Ashgabat. This document is reproduced online at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Districts_in_Turkmenistan.
  6. ^ a b c "Административно-территориальное деление Туркменистана по регионам по состоянию на 1 января 2017 года". Archived from the original on 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
  7. ^ a b "Изменения в административно-территориальном делении Дашогузского велаята (Changes in the Administrative-Territorial Division of Dashoguz Province)". 17 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Map of Districts (Etraplar) of Dashoguz Province]".
  9. ^ Türkmenistanyň Ýyllyk Statistik Neşiri 2019 Ýyl (in Turkmen, Russian, and English). Ashgabat: State Committee of Statistics of Turkmenistan. 2020. p. 67.
  10. ^ Türkmenistanyň Ýyllyk Statistik Neşiri 2019 Ýyl (in Turkmen, Russian, and English). Ashgabat: State Committee of Statistics of Turkmenistan. 2020. p. 47.


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