Gubadag

Gubadag
Gubadag is located in Turkmenistan
Gubadag
Gubadag
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 42°04′N 59°58′E / 42.067°N 59.967°E / 42.067; 59.967Coordinates: 42°04′N 59°58′E / 42.067°N 59.967°E / 42.067; 59.967
CountryFlag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
ProvinceDaşoguz Province
DistrictGubadag District

Gubadag is a city and capital of Gubadag District in the Daşoguz Province of Turkmenistan. The administrative center of the district is the city of Gubadag. Gubadag is known for its special round meat pie, known as fitchi (Turkmen: "fitçi"; Russian: "фитчи"). The city is located on the border with Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan), near Mang‘it.

Etymology

Frank's and Touch-Werner's dictionary defines guba as "reddish-brown" and dag as "mountain". Atanyyazow asserts the name derives from the reddish-brown hills in the vicinity.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Frank, Allen J.; Touch-Werner, Jeren (October 20, 1999). Turkmen-English Dictionary (in English and Turkmen). Kensington, Maryland: Dunwoody Press. ISBN 978-1881265290.
  2. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. p. 115.
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