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Da?oguz

formerly known as Tashauz
Da?oguz is located in Turkmenistan
Da?oguz
Da?oguz
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 41°50?N 59°58?E / 41.833°N 59.967°E / 41.833; 59.967
CountryFlag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
ProvinceDa?oguz Province
Government
 o MayorMammetnyyaz Owezovich Nurmammedov[1]
Elevation
88 m (289 ft)
Population
(2004)
 o Total210,000
Time zoneUTC+5

Da?oguz (Russian: , also Dashoguz, Dasoguz; roughly "stone spring" in Turkmen), formerly known as Tashauz (until 1992; Russian: ?) and Dashkhovuz (1992-1999; Russian: ), is a city in northern Turkmenistan and the capital of Da?oguz Province. The Uzbekistan border is about 10 km away.

Geography

It is located at latitude 41.833° north, longitude 59.9667° east, at an average of 88 meters above sea level. It is about 76.7 km (47.7 mi) from Nukus, Uzbekistan, and 460 km (290 mi) from Ashgabat. In nearby Lake Sarykamysh, you can find 65 different varieties of fish.

Climate

Da?oguz has a cold desert climate (BWk, according to the Köppen climate classification), with long and hot summers. Winters are relatively short, but quite cold. The precipitation is scarce throughout the year, with an average of 100 mm (3.93 in).

Climate data for Da?oguz
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
3.7
(38.7)
11.2
(52.2)
21.2
(70.2)
28.8
(83.8)
33.6
(92.5)
35.6
(96.1)
33.1
(91.6)
27.3
(81.1)
18.6
(65.5)
10.4
(50.7)
3.2
(37.8)
19.0
(66.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) -3.6
(25.5)
-1.5
(29.3)
5.4
(41.7)
14.5
(58.1)
21.5
(70.7)
26.0
(78.8)
28.3
(82.9)
25.7
(78.3)
19.6
(67.3)
11.7
(53.1)
5.0
(41.0)
1.1
(34.0)
12.8
(55.1)
Average low °C (°F) -8.0
(17.6)
-6.7
(19.9)
-0.4
(31.3)
7.8
(46.0)
14.2
(57.6)
18.5
(65.3)
21.0
(69.8)
18.3
(64.9)
12.0
(53.6)
4.8
(40.6)
-0.3
(31.5)
-1.0
(30.2)
6.7
(44.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
8
(0.3)
17
(0.7)
18
(0.7)
12
(0.5)
4
(0.2)
2
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
2
(0.1)
6
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
12
(0.5)
100
(4)
Source: Climate-data.org[2]

Demographics

Da?oguz's population of 166,500 (1999 census estimate) is predominantly Turkmen and Uzbek, with smaller numbers of Russians, Koreans, Karakalpaks, and Tatars present. A large number of those forcefully displaced by ex-President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov have been resettled in lands adjoining the town.[3]

History

Early in its history, it was a popular stop on the Silk Road because it had a spring, hence its name.[4] Founded as a fort called Tashauz in the early 19th century by the Russians, the name was changed to the Turkmen form Dashkhovuz in 1992 after independence, and to Da?oguz by order of President Niyazov in 1999; the modern city is a Soviet-designed city with many monuments and museums acting as a local administrative and cultural center and rail junction.

Transportation

Da?oguz Airport provides a connection with Ashgabat, Mary, Turkmenabat, Balkanabat, Turkmenbashy with Turkmenistan Airlines.

Miscellaneous

Da?oguz is the main portal of tourists visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Konya-Urgench. Some of the main agricultural products of the area are cotton and jute, which can be cultivated due to the city's proximity to the Amu Darya river. It is also the location of the football club Turan Dasoguz.

On September 5, 1998, an H5 meteorite weighing approximately 7 kilograms fell in Da?oguz.[5]

Notable people

Sport

The town has a 2 stadiums: Sport Toplumy Stadium and Gara?syzlyk Stadium.

References

  1. ^ "Turkmenistan Project reports". Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Climate data: Da?oguz
  3. ^ "IDMC Report". Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved .
  4. ^ STANTOURS - Turkmenistan - Dashogus City / Tashauz
  5. ^ "H chondrite meteorites". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved .

External links

  • Da?oguz travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 41°50?N 59°58?E / 41.833°N 59.967°E / 41.833; 59.967


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