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Balkan Province

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Balkan Province

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Balkan Province is the western region of Turkmenistan, spanning the western Karakum and much of the Caspian Basin.


  • Balkanabat — an oil and gas center at the foot of the Balkan Daglary mountains.
  • Esenguly — a small remote at the southwest of the region on the Caspian Sea.
  • Garabogaz — a town at the narrow strait separating the gigantic Garabogaz Lagoon from the Caspian Sea.
  • Gazandzhyk — a railway town.
  • Gyzyletrek — a small border town on a rarely traveled road to Gorgan, Iran.
  • Gumdag — small railway town.
  • Serdar — a medium sized city northwest of Ashgabat.
  • Turkmenbashi — Turkmenistan's port on the Caspian, with a few beach hotels.

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  • Dakhistan — the ruins of an impossibly remote Silk Road city, home to Shir-Kabir mausoleum.



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