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

Garabekewül is a city in Saýat District, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan.[1]


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. [2]


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


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.[3] The ruins of Beg's fortress is located a short distance, north of the town.[3]


Garabekewül was designated a "town of urban type" as of 1940. Until 5 May 1993 it was called Karabekaul (Russian: Карабекаул).[4] It was upgraded to city status in July 2016.[5] The city served as the administrative center of Garabekewül District until that district was abolished on 25 November 2017 by parliamentary decree.[6] It was assigned to Halaç District until November 2022, when it was transferred to Saýat District.[1]


1959[7] 1970[8] 1979[9] 1989[10]
2002 3113 3966 5509


  1. ^ a b "Постановление Меджлиса Милли Генгеша Туркменистана" (in Russian). Электронная газета «Золотой век». 10 November 2022.
  2. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. p. 85.
  3. ^ a b Brummell, Paul (2005). Turkmenistan. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-84162-144-9.
  4. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 2018-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-10. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ ПОСТАНОВЛЕНИЕ Меджлиса Туркменистана «Об административно-территориальных вопросах Лебапского велаята»
  6. ^ "Парламент Туркменистана внёс изменения в административно-территориальное деление Лебапского велаята". Информационный портал Туркменистана "Turkmenportal" (in Russian). 2017-11-28. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  7. ^ Перепись-1959
  8. ^ Перепись-1970
  9. ^ Перепись-1979
  10. ^ Перепись-1989

External links

  • Photographs of the ruins (mud-brick walls) of Beg's fortress

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