Farap

Farap
1911 photograph, created by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii.
1911 photograph, created by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii.
Farap is located in Turkmenistan
Farap
Farap
Location in Turkmenistan
Farap is located in Asia
Farap
Farap
Farap (Asia)
Coordinates: 39°10′N 63°36′E / 39.167°N 63.600°E / 39.167; 63.600Coordinates: 39°10′N 63°36′E / 39.167°N 63.600°E / 39.167; 63.600[1]
Country Turkmenistan
RegionLebap Region
DistrictFarap District
Elevation
[2]
187 m (614 ft)
Population
 (2012)[3]
 • Total14,503
Time zoneUTC+5 (+5)
Postal code
746070
Area code(+993) 448
Vehicle registrationLB

Farap, also known as Farab,[4] or Firabr,[5] is a city and capital of Farap District, Lebap Region, Turkmenistan.

Etymology

The name is of obscure origin and meaning. Vambery considered it a corruption of a Persian phrase meaning "pure water".[6]

Overview

Farap is the site of a border crossing into Alat, Uzbekistan.[7]

Border crossing from Farap into Alat, Uzbekistan.

References

  1. ^ "Farap, Lebap, Turkmenistan". Mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved September 13, 2019. Lat/Long (dec): 39.17037,63.61165
  2. ^ "Elevation of Farap, Turkmenistan Elevation Map, Topography, Contour". Floodmap.net. Retrieved September 14, 2019. 187 meters
  3. ^ "Farap, Lebap, Turkmenistan". Mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved September 13, 2019. Population: 14,503 (2012)
  4. ^ "Farap, Lebap, Turkmenistan". Mindat.org. Hudson Institute of Mineralogy. Retrieved September 13, 2019. Alternative Names: Farab, Farap, Фарап
  5. ^ The Lands of the Eastern Caliphate. ISBN 978-1616405120.
  6. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. p. 281.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Caravanistan - Uzbekistan border crossings, retrieved 13 September 2019
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