The official currency of Turkmenistan is Manat.
Turkmenistan is located in Central Asia.
Estimated population (2012): 4,751,120
Estimated population (1950): 1,211,000
Turkmenistan is largely a desert country with intensive agriculture in irrigated areas, and huge gas and oil resources. Although a big part of Turkmenistan is a desert, Turkmenistan is among the top ten producers of cotton in the world. Also in terms of natural gas reserves, it is ranked 4th in the world.