Halaç is located in Turkmenistan
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 38°04′N 64°53′E / 38.067°N 64.883°E / 38.067; 64.883
Country Turkmenistan
ProvinceLebap Province
DistrictHalaç District
Time zoneUTC+5

Halaç is a city and capital of Halaç District, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan.[1]


Halaç (Halach) is the name of an ancient Oghuz Turkmen tribe. The meaning is obscure. Early linguists divided the name into two parts, gal aç ("remain hungry") or gal, aç ("stay, open"). Vambery considered it to be a corruption of gylyç ("sword").[2]

The word is written in Persian as "Khalaj" (خلج) and also refers to an Oghuz Turkic ethnic group, the Khalaj people.


  1. ^ "OpenStreetMap / Districts in Turkmenistan".
  2. ^ Atanyýazow, Soltanşa (1980). Түркменистаның Географик Атларының Дүшүндиришли Сөзлүги [Explanatory Dictionary of Geographic Names in Turkmenistan]. Ashgabat: Ылым. pp. 282–283.

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