About 70% of Turkmenistan is covered by hot and dry climate including the expansive Karakum Desert.
Some of the best melons in the world are grown in Turkmenistan, and they even have a Melon Holiday.
Turkmenistan is in Central Asia, with a population of 9.6 million people. Its capital is Ashgabat, and the currency is Manat (TMT). The official language spoken in Turkmenistan is Turkmen.
It has 3 world heritage sites:
It also has some protected areas including:
Want to learn more? Check out Turkmenistan’s tourism website.