Interesting Facts About Turkmenistan
1. The name originates from the Persian language, but its meaning is simple: Earth nation Turkmens. 2. Almost 80 percent of the territory of Turkmenistan occupies the Karakum Desert. Occupancy of the desert is very rare, on average, one person in four kilometers, but it is because this area is extremely rich in oil and natural gas. 3. Letter which Turkmens blast changed several times. By 1929, this nation has used the Arabic alphabet, and between 1929 and 1938 used the Latin alphabet. In 1938 an official letter becomes Cyrillic and used until 1991, when it introduced a new latinizovani alphabet, but people are slowly getting used to it and Cyrillic letter is still the most commonly used. 4. In Turkmenistan as electricity, gas, petrol and water free of charge since 1993, consumption was limited to 35 kilowatt hours per month, 50 cubic meters of gas per month and 250 liters of water per day. From 2018 abolished these incentives for the population. 5. Despite the fact that after the supply of natural gas area in the world by 2004 over 60% of the population of Turkmenistan were living below the poverty line.