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Contemporary Architecture in this Central Asian Country
More architectural projects are welcome for this Central Asian country – please send information noting the building title, architecture practice, date of completion and ideally a list of all consultants. Please also send credited photos, noting the exact copyright information to be used.
This is the index page for architectural projects in this Asian country – formerly also known as Turkmenia, one of the Turkic states in Central Asia. Turkmenistan is bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the Caspian Sea – on the e-architect website
Present-day Turkmenistan covers territory that has been at the crossroads of civilizations for centuries. In medieval times Merv (today known as Mary) was one of the great cities of the Islamic world, and an important stop on the Silk Road, a large road used for trade with China until the mid-15th century. Annexed by the Russian Empire in 1881, Turkmenistan later figured prominently in the anti-Bolshevik movement in Central Asia. In 1924, Turkmenistan became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union, Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic (Turkmen SSR); it became independent upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The country was ruled by President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov (called “Türkmenbaşy”, “Leader of the Turkmens”) until his sudden death on 21 December 2006. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow was elected the new president on 11 February 2007.
Comments / photos for the Turkmenistan Architecture Information page welcome