Gurbansoltan eje adyndaky

Gurbansoltan Eje adyndaky
Ýylanly
Gurbansoltan Eje adyndaky is located in Turkmenistan
Gurbansoltan Eje adyndaky
Gurbansoltan Eje adyndaky
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 41°50′N 59°39′E / 41.833°N 59.650°E / 41.833; 59.650Coordinates: 41°50′N 59°39′E / 41.833°N 59.650°E / 41.833; 59.650
Country Turkmenistan
ProvinceDaşoguz Province
DistrictGurbansoltan Eje District
Population
 (2010)
 • Total27,455
Time zoneUTC+5

Gurbansoltan eje adyndaky, until 2004 called Ýylanly, is a city and capital of Gurbansoltan Eje District in Daşoguz Province, Turkmenistan.[1]

Etymology

On 6 September 2004 by Parliamentary Resolution 227-II the city was renamed in honor of the mother of President Saparmurat Niyazov.[1] 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.[2]

History

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.[3]

Population

Year 1959 1970 1979 1989 2010
Population 5,308 8,922 12,206 16,936 27,455

References

  1. ^ a b "TÜRKMENISTANYŇ MEJLISINIŇ KARARY №227-II. Daşoguz welaýatynyň Yylanly etrabynyň adyny üýtgetmek hakynda" (PDF) (in Turkmen). Turkmenistan Parliament. 6 August 2004. p. 47.
  2. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. pp. 173–174.
  3. ^ "Изменения в административно-территориальном делении Дашогузского велаята Редакция" (in Russian). Chronicles of Turkmenistan. 17 June 2016.


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