Daşoguz, Turkmenistan

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🇹🇲 Daşoguz, formerly known as Tashauz and Dashkhovuz, is a city in northern Turkmenistan and the capital of Daşoguz Province. The Uzbekistan border is about 10 km away.


Geography It is located at latitude 41.833° north, longitude 59.9667° east, at an average of 88 meters above sea level. It is about 76.7 km (47.7 mi) from Nukus, Uzbekistan, and 460 km (290 mi) from Ashgabat. In nearby Lake Sarykamysh 65 varieties of fish can be found.


History Founded as a fort called Tashauz in the early 19th century by the Russians, the name was changed to the Turkmen form Dashkhovuz in 1992 after independence, and to Daşoguz by order of President Niyazov in 1999; the modern city has all characteristics of Soviet planning. The etymology remains disputed.

On September 5, 1998, an H5 meteorite weighing approximately 7 kilograms fell in Daşoguz.


City Along the middle of the town runs the Saparmurat Turkmenbashy Shayoly, formerly Andalyp Shayoly in honor of Andalyp, a native poet c. 18th century.

A pentad of statues—Oguzhan, Görogly, Gorkut Ata, Tughril, Alp Arslan and Magtymguly Pyragy surrounding a seated Saparmurat Niyazov, who is reading Ruhnama—ornament the town center. Two museums —Museum of Bagshies, commemorating native traditional singers and Glory Museum, commemorating local war heroes — are prominent.


Paul Brummell notes that the town serves as a transportation hub rather than a tourist destination. Daşoguz Airport provides regular flights to Ashgabat and Turkmenbashy. At the city's northern edge lies the railway station, from which a daily train operates to and from Ashgabat. Private vehicles are available for transport to all district capitals in the Northern Region, and Ashgabat.


Demographics Daşoguz's population of 166,500 (1999 census estimate) is predominantly Turkmen, Uzbek and Kazakhs with smaller numbers of Russians, Koreans, Karakalpaks, and Tatars present. A large number of those forcefully displaced by ex-President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov have been resettled in lands adjoining the town.


Sport The town has a 2 stadiums: Sport Toplumy Stadium and Garaşsyzlyk Stadium.

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Daşoguz has a population of over 227,200 people. Daşoguz also forms the centre of the wider Daşoguz Province which has a population of over 1,370,400 people.

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Antipodal to Daşoguz is: -120.035,-41.84

Locations Near: Daşoguz 59.965,41.84

🇺🇿 Yangibozor 60.533,41.7 d: 49.6  

🇺🇿 Khiva 60.35,41.367 d: 61.6  

🇺🇿 Nukus 59.6,42.467 d: 75.9  

🇺🇿 Urgench 60.633,41.55 d: 64.2  

🇹🇲 Ashgabat 58.386,37.947 d: 453.3  

🇹🇲 Anau 58.528,37.89 d: 456  

🇹🇲 Änew 58.533,37.883 d: 456.6  

🇹🇲 Ashkhabad 58.367,37.933 d: 455.3  

🇹🇲 Arkadag 58.067,38.05 d: 451.4  

🇹🇲 Türkmenabat 63.584,39.119 d: 430.3  

Antipodal to: Daşoguz -120.035,-41.84

🇵🇫 Papeete -149.566,-17.537 d: 16122.7  

🇨🇱 Valdivia -73.233,-39.8 d: 16119.3  

🇨🇱 Osorno -73.133,-40.567 d: 16138.2  

🇨🇱 Coronel -73.217,-37.017 d: 16008.3  

🇨🇱 Port Montt -72.933,-41.467 d: 16151.9  

🇨🇱 Puerto Montt -72.933,-41.467 d: 16151.9  

🇨🇱 Talcahuano -73.117,-36.717 d: 15987.2  

🇨🇱 San Pedro de la Paz -73.1,-36.833 d: 15990.9  

🇨🇱 Concepción -73.05,-36.817 d: 15986.1  

🇨🇱 Chiguayante -73.017,-36.917 d: 15987.6  

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