Görogly (city)

Tagta (?-2002)
Görogly is located in Turkmenistan
Location in Turkmenistan
Görogly is located in Asia
Görogly (Asia)
Coordinates: 41°39′N 59°54′E / 41.650°N 59.900°E / 41.650; 59.900Coordinates: 41°39′N 59°54′E / 41.650°N 59.900°E / 41.650; 59.900
Country Turkmenistan
RegionDaşoguz Region
DistrictGörogly District
86 m (282 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5

Görogly, previously called Tagta, is a city subordinate to a district and the administrative center of Görogly District, Daşoguz Province, Turkmenistan. It is located 20 kilometers south of the city of Daşoguz.


The name Görogly was assigned by Turkmen authorities to both the city and the district in 2002 to honor the Turkic national epos Epic of Koroghlu (Turkmen: Görogly).[1] The municipalities were called Tagta during the Soviet period. The word tagta in various Turkic languages means "wood" but in Turkmen specifically means "board". Atanyyazow suggests that the name refers to a wooden dam and bridge built here.[2]


In the Soviet period it was classified as a town of urban type (Russian: посёлок городского типа). In June 2016 it was upgraded by decree of the Mejlis to city status. The same decree subordinated to the city of Görogly the village of Sazakly of the rural council named for Magtymguly, and the villages of Akderek and Polasoltan of the Türkmenýoly rural council.[3][4]


  1. ^ "TÜRKMENISTANYŇ PREZIDENTINIŇ PERMANY № PP-3724 Daşoguz welaýatynyň Tagta etrabynyň adyny üýtgetmek hakynda" (PDF) (in Turkmen). Turkmenistan Parliament. 25 September 2002.
  2. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. p. 262.
  3. ^ Об административно-территориальных вопросах Дашогузского велаята
  4. ^ "TÜRKMENISTANYŇ MEJLISINIŇ KARARY № 406-V. Daşoguz welaýatynyň dolandyryş-çäk m eseleleri hakynda" (PDF) (in Turkmen). Turkmenistan Parliament. 13 June 2016. pp. 184–186.

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