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 (äsh′kä-bäd′, -KHä-bät′)
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(Russian aʃxaˈbat) or


(Placename) the capital of Turkmenistan. Pop: 598 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌɑʃ kəˈbɑd)

a former name of Ashgabat.
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Noun1.Ashkhabad - the capital and largest city of TurkmenistanAshkhabad - the capital and largest city of Turkmenistan
Turkmenia, Turkmenistan, Turkomen, Turkmen - a republic in Asia to the east of the Caspian Sea and to the south of Kazakhstan and to the north of Iran; an Asian soviet from 1925 to 1991
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In Ashkhabad and Baku, President Rouhani is to confer with his counterparts on bilateral questions.
The Director of the State Agency also noted that in 2017 Kyrgyzstan sportsmen reached fruitful results in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashkhabad and Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.
Academy of Sciences of the Turkmen SSR, Ashkhabad (English translation 1966 by Israel Program for Scientific Trans- lations, Jerusalem).
Khadzhibaev, "Perspektivnye demograficheskie problemy Tadzhikskoi SSR," materials of a conference held in Ashkhabad, 26-28 September 1974.
With Gazprom having spoiled Russia's relations with Ashkhabad, Igor Sechin, president of Russia's state-controlled oil giant Rosneft, was drafted in to represent Moscow on a purely political level at the recent launch of Turkmenistan's East-West gas pipeline, even though the company concedes it has no interests in the Turkmen industry.
President Hassan Rouhani told reporters during a visit to Ashkhabad in early March that Iran and Turkmenistan are determined to activate a "south-to-north economic corridor" that starts with Oman, passes through Iran and leads to Uzbekistan through Turkmenistan.
The ancient Silk Road witnessed many strong land powers such as the Chinese Han and Tang empires, the Arabian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Mughal Empire, and prosperous cities such as Ashkhabad, Isfahan, and Samarkand.
In fact, the peace talks involving Taliban, the Hizb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the political opposition of Afghanistan and the government-backed Afghan High Peace Council were all set to start in the Turkmen capital Ashkhabad in early 2013, but at the last moment the talks were cancelled because of the opposition from the then Afghan President, Hamid Karzai.
With contribution of Turkish companies, an advanced technology health facility was established in the capital city of Ashkhabad.
For example, after Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan, earthquake (October 5, 1948) as a result of leveling an increase in speed of vertical shift of Earth's crust with a maximum near Ashkhabad was identified.