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Lebap Region

Lebap
Region
Lebap region in Turkmenistan
Lebap region in Turkmenistan
Country Turkmenistan
Capital Türkmenabat
Area
 • Total 93,730 km2 (36,190 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,334,500
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)

Lebap Region (Turkmen: Lebap welaýaty from the Persian لب آب Lab-i āb) is one of the regions of Turkmenistan. It is in the northeast of the country, bordering Afghanistan, Uzbekistan along the Amu Darya. Its capital is Türkmenabat (formerly named Çärjew). It has an area of 93,730 square kilometers, and a population of 1,334,500 people (2005 est.).[1]

The name Lebap is Turkmenized form of the Persian Lab-i āb (لب آب) which means "riverside" and has long been used to designate the middle reaches of the Amu Darya river.[2]

It contains the Repetek Nature Reserve and the Köýtendag Nature Reserve, which has Turkmenistan's highest mountain, Aýrybaba (3137 meters).

Both Turkmen citizens and foreigners require special permission to visit parts of the province bordering Uzbekistan, as the government regards the border district as a "closed" border zone.

Districts

Lebap Region is divided into 16 districts (etraplar; singular etrap) and 3 cities (il).[3][4] Name changes since 1995 are shown in parentheses:

References

  1. ^ Statistical Yearbook of Turkmenistan 2000-2004, National Institute of State Statistics and Information of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, 2005.
  2. ^ UNESCO., Ahmad Hasan Dani, and V. M. Masson. 1992. History of civilizations of Central Asia. Vol. V. Paris: Unesco. p.128
  3. ^ Лебапский Велаят
  4. ^ Turkmenistan Districts
  5. ^ Dovletli: a new etrap in Lebap Province (Russian). Retrieved on 24 January 2009.
  6. ^ Presidential resolution on Dovleti Etrap, 29 August 2007. Retrieved on 24 January 2009.

External links

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