Ashgabat

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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.

Ash•ga•bat

(ˌæʃ gəˈbɑt, ˌɑʃ-)
n.
the capital of Turkmenistan, in the S part. 518,000. Formerly, Ashkhabad, Poltoratsk.
Translations
عشق‌آباد
Ašgabat
AšhabadАшхабад
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