Ruhabat is located in Turkmenistan
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 37°59′26″N 58°19′31″E / 37.99056°N 58.32528°E / 37.99056; 58.32528Coordinates: 37°59′26″N 58°19′31″E / 37.99056°N 58.32528°E / 37.99056; 58.32528
Country Turkmenistan
ProvinceAhal Province
DistrictRuhabat District
Time zoneUTC+5 (+5)

Ruhabat was a town and capital of Ruhabat District in the Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. The village was known as Imeni Ovezberdy Kuliyeva until October 2001, when President Saparmurat Niyazov renamed it, in honor of Ruhnama.[1] In 2013, it was merged into Ashgabat.


Niyazov had Ruhabat declared as the model Turkmen village of the ensuing "Golden Age".[2] Thus, a small village with a railway yard became a town with cultural centers and shopping marts.[2]


  1. ^ "Ашхабадский этрап (район) переименован в Рухабатский". October 7, 2001. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Brummell, Paul (2005). Turkmenistan. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 110. ISBN 978-1-84162-144-9.
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