Ashgabat

(redirected from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.

Ash·ga·bat

 (äsh′gä-bät′) also Ash·kha·bad (äsh′kä-bäd′, -KHä-bät′)
The capital of Turkmenistan, in the south-central part of the country near the border of Iran. It was founded as a fortress in 1881. A major earthquake in 1948 virtually destroyed the old city.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Ash•ga•bat

(ˌæʃ gəˈbɑt, ˌɑʃ-)
n.
the capital of Turkmenistan, in the S part. 518,000. Formerly, Ashkhabad, Poltoratsk.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Translations
عشق‌آباد
Ašgabat
AšhabadАшхабад
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
"I do not think that the Security Council resolutions would be a useful means to resolve global issues but instead it will make them more complicated," Zarifi said in an interview with the Islamic Republic news agency on the sidelines of International Conference on 'Disarmament in the Central Asia and the Caspian Sea littoral states' inaugurated in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Thursday.
Rio de Janeiro Olympics silver medalist and weightlifting star Hidilyn Diaz returns to action in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, which is slated to start Sept.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of an international conference on Disarmament in the Central Asia and the Caspian Sea region that was inaugurated this morning in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, by Turkmen President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.
The signing of protocol for gas supply and the Turkmenistans offer to export electricity were made during the first session of the Pakistan-Turkmenistan Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on August 3-4, 2009.
Australia and New Zealand will make it more challenging for the Philippines in the forthcoming Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (Aimag) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Immediately after the welcoming ceremony, the two presidents started their private talks.Later on Monday, Ahmadinejad will leave Dushanbe for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, which is the second destination of President Ahmadinejad's two-nation tour to the Central Asia.
ADFIMIs 25th General Assembly meeting was held on May 30 and 31, 2009 at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in conjunction with the Islamic Development Bank Board of Governors 34th Annual meeting.
The fifth edition of the Aimag in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, is set Sept.
Later on Monday, he would also attend a press conference with Tajik and Iranian journalists before leaving Dushanbe for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the second destination of President Ahmadinejad's bi-nation tour to the Central Asia.