Turkmenistan is located in the western part of Central Asia. The country extends 1100 km from west to east and 650 km from north to south.
Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan and the largest administrative, political, transport, trade, scientific and cultural center of the country.
Turkmen culture has a multi-millenary history. National art developed through history from people’s creativity and the preservation of traditions by artisans such as jewelers, potters, blacksmiths, weavers, builders and carpenters.
Turkmenistan has been at the crossroads of civilizations for centuries. In medieval times, Merv was one of the great cities of the Islamic world and an important stop on the Silk Road, a caravan route used for trade with China until the mid-15th century.