Gurbansoltan eje adyndaky
Gurbansoltan Eje adyndaky
|District||Gurbansoltan Eje District|
On 6 September 2004 by Parliamentary Resolution 227-II the city was renamed in honor of the mother of President Saparmurat Niyazov. Prior to that, it was named Ýylanly, which in Turkmen means "with snakes". Atanyyazow[who?] explains that this city, along with several other locations in Turkmenistan, received that name due to an abundance of snakes in the area.
In the Soviet period Ýylanly was designated a "town of urban type" (Russian: посёлок городского типа) and administrative center of Ýylanly District. In June 2016 by parliamentary decree Gurbansoltan eje adyndaky was upgraded to the status of "city in a district" (Turkmen: etrapdaky şäher). The same decree subordinated the villages of Hazarasp, Garamergen, and Depmechi to the city.
- "TÜRKMENISTANYŇ MEJLISINIŇ KARARY №227-II. Daşoguz welaýatynyň Yylanly etrabynyň adyny üýtgetmek hakynda" (PDF) (in Turkmen). Turkmenistan Parliament. 6 August 2004. p. 47.
- Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. pp. 173–174.
- "Изменения в административно-территориальном делении Дашогузского велаята Редакция" (in Russian). Chronicles of Turkmenistan. 17 June 2016.