Garabekewül

Garabekewül
Карабекаул
Garabekewül rail station
Garabekewül rail station
Garabekewül is located in Turkmenistan
Garabekewül
Garabekewül
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 38°28′59″N 64°09′09″E / 38.48306°N 64.15250°E / 38.48306; 64.15250Coordinates: 38°28′59″N 64°09′09″E / 38.48306°N 64.15250°E / 38.48306; 64.15250
CountryFlag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
ProvinceLebap Province
DistrictHalaç District
Population
 (1989)
 • Total5,509
Time zoneUTC+5
Area code(+993-443)

Garabekewül is a city in Halaç District, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan.

Etymology

The terms Gara ("black") and Bekewül refer to two of the clans that make up the Ersari tribe, and Atanyyazow asserts that this is the origin of the toponym. [1]

Transportation

The city is located near the Amu Darya close to an eponymous rail station on the Türkmenabat-Kerki rail line.

History

The town is famed as the birthplace of Seyitnazar Seydi, a classical poet as well as the military commander of Soltaniyaz Beg, who had unsuccessfully rebelled against the Bukhara Emirate.[2] The ruins of Beg's fortress is located a short distance, north of the town.[2]

Administration

Garabekewül was designated a "town of urban type" as of 1940. Until 5 May 1993 it was called Karabekaul (Russian: Карабекаул).[3] It was upgraded to city status in July 2016.[4]

The city was administrative center of Garabekewül District until that district was abolished on 25 November 2017 by parliamentary decree.[5]

Population

1959[6] 1970[7] 1979[8] 1989[9]
2002 3113 3966 5509

References

  1. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. p. 85.
  2. ^ a b Brummell, Paul (2005). Turkmenistan. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-84162-144-9.
  3. ^ Межгосударственный совет по геодезии, картографии, кадастру, и дистанционному зондированию земли государств - участников СНГ. (2017). "Изменения географических названий Туркменистана" (Электронный бюллетень) (in Russian). 10 (Изменения географических названий государств-участников СНГ ed.): 30. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ ПОСТАНОВЛЕНИЕ Меджлиса Туркменистана «Об административно-территориальных вопросах Лебапского велаята»
  5. ^ "Парламент Туркменистана внёс изменения в административно-территориальное деление Лебапского велаята". Информационный портал Туркменистана "Turkmenportal" (in Russian). 2017-11-28. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  6. ^ Перепись-1959
  7. ^ Перепись-1970
  8. ^ Перепись-1979
  9. ^ Перепись-1989


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