Daşoguz Region

Daşoguz
Region
Daşoguz region in Turkmenistan
Daşoguz region in Turkmenistan
CountryTurkmenistan
CapitalDaşoguz
Area
 • Total73,430 km2 (28,350 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total1,370,400
 • Density19/km2 (48/sq mi)

Daşoguz Region (Turkmen: Daşoguz welaýaty, formerly Daşhowuz) is one of the regions of Turkmenistan. It is in the north of the country, bordering Uzbekistan. The area of the province is 73,430 square kilometers, and the total population is 1,370,400 (2005 est.).[1] The capital is Daşoguz (Дашогуз).

The region is mostly desert, and is experiencing severe environmental degradation as a result of the Aral Sea ecological catastrophe. Increased soil salinity has ruined thousands of square kilometers of farmland.

The region contains the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Köneürgenç.

Districts

Daşoguz Region is administratively divided into 9 districts (etraplar; singular etrap) and 2 cities (şäher").[2][3] Name changes since 1995 are shown in parentheses:

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Daşoğuz vilayəti
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Дашагускі вэлаят
한국어: 다쇼구즈 주
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Dashhowuz
Кыргызча: Ташауз областы
Bahasa Melayu: Provinsi Dashhowuz
монгол: Дашогуз муж
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Dashoguz viloyati
Qaraqalpaqsha: Dashoguz wa'layati
српски / srpski: Покрајина Дашогуз
Türkçe: Daşoğuz (il)
Türkmençe: Daşoguz welaýaty
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: داشئوغۇز ۋىلايىتى
Tiếng Việt: Daşoguz (tỉnh)