Saparmyrat Nyýazow District

Saparmyrat Nyýazow District
Saparmyrat Nyýazow Etraby
Country Turkmenistan
ProvinceDaşoguz Province
Time zoneUTC+5 (+5)

Saparmyrat Nyýazow District (formerly Daşoguz District) is a district of Daşoguz Province in Turkmenistan. The administrative center of the district is the city of Nyýazow.


Until October 27, 1924, it was one of 5 district shuros in the Turkmen region of the Khorezm People's Soviet Republic (KPSR). In July 1930, when Tashauz District was abolished, and it became directly subordinate to the government of the Turkmen SSR. In February 1932, the district was transferred to the restored Tashauz district.

In November 1939, when the Tashauz district was reabolished, the district was transferred to the newly formed Tashauz region. In January 1963, the Tashauz region was abolished, thus causing Tashauz to become directly subordinate to the Turkmen SSR government. In December 1970, the district was transferred to the restored Tashauz region. In 1992, the Tashauz district was renamed Saparmyrat Nyýazow District (in honor of Saparmurat Niyazov) and became part of Daşoguz Province.


In February 2021 President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow awarded the district a prize of one million U.S. dollars as the nation's "best district" in 2020. At the awards ceremony, the district was noted for having produced 41,500 tonnes of raw cotton and 32,000 tonnes of wheat in 2020, as well as "weighty" harvests of "potato and other vegetables."[1]


  1. ^ "Вручена награда Президента Туркменистана лучшему этрапу страны" (in Russian). «Туркменистан: золотой век». 17 February 2021.

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