Spotlighting Turkmenistan

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Our Delegates from Turkmenistan

Did you know…

The Karakum Desert covers almost 80% of Turkmenistan.

The Kugitang Reserve is world-famous for its dinosaur footprints! The footprints were found imprinted into rock plateau.

The suffix “stan” means “place”, so Turkmenistan is, literally, “the place where the Turkmen people live.”

Turkmen rugs are world-famous for the beauty and intricate design.

The national flag has a vertical strip on the left side displaying the five main motifs found in traditional Turkmen carpets, one from each of the five original tribes.

The official language of Turkmenistan is Turkmen, although Russian, Uzbek and Dari are also widely used.

Turkmenistan is famous for breeding horses. The Akhal-Teke horse is known all over the world as a highly regarded race horse. The Akhal-Teke is also the emblem of Turkmenistan.

Water and electricity are free in Turkmenistan!

Turkmenistan became a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1991.

We have a total of 12 Delegates from Turkmenistan present at the Sochi Camp 2014!

The knowledge that the Delegates from Turkmenistan bring to the Camp, as well as their eagerness to learn, have been much appreciated over the last eight days. Generations For Peace looks forward to the programmes that will be implemented by this amazing team in the future!

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