Konye-Urgench

Kunya-Urgench
Köneürgenç
KonyeUrgenchMausoleum.jpg
Soltan Tekesh Mausoleum in Kunya Urgench
Konye-Urgench is located in Turkmenistan
Konye-Urgench
Shown within Turkmenistan
Alternative nameKunya-Urgench
Old Urgench
Urganj
LocationDaşoguz Province, Turkmenistan
Coordinates42°20′N 59°09′E / 42°20′N 59°09′E / 42.333; 59.150
TypeSettlement
History
PeriodsKhwarazmian dynasty
CulturesKhwarezm
Site notes
ConditionRuined
Official nameKunya-Urgench
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, iii
Designated2005 (29th session)
Reference no.1199
State PartyTurkmenistan
RegionAsia and Australasia

Konye-Urgench (Turkmen: Köneürgenç; Russian: Куня Ургенч, Kunya Urgench – from Persian: Kuhna Gurgānj کهنه گرگانج) – Old Gurgānj also known as Kunya-Urgench, Old Urgench or Urganj, is a municipality of about 30,000 inhabitants in north Turkmenistan, just south from its border with Uzbekistan. It is the site of the ancient town of Ürgenç (Urgench), which contains the ruins of the capital of Khwarazm, a part of the Achaemenid Empire. Its inhabitants deserted the town in the 1700s in order to develop a new settlement, and Kunya-Urgench has remained undisturbed ever since. In 2005, the ruins of Old Urgench were inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.[1] (See List of World Heritage Sites in Turkmenistan)

Overview

Located on the south side of the Amu-Darya River, Old Ürgenç was situated on one of the most important medieval paths: the Silk Road, the crossroad of western and eastern civilisations. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Turkmenistan, lying within a vast zone of protected landscape and containing a large number of well-preserved monuments, dating from the 11th to the 16th centuries. They comprise mosques, the gates of a caravanserai, fortresses, mausoleums and a minaret, and the influence of their architectural style and craftsmanship reached Iran, Afghanistan and the later architecture of the Mogul Empire of 16th-century India.

Other Languages
العربية: كهنه غرغانج
azərbaycanca: Köhnə Ürgənc
беларуская: Стары Ургенч
català: Köneürgenç
Cebuano: Köneürgench
čeština: Kuňja-Urgenč
Deutsch: Köneürgenç
español: Kunya-Urgench
Esperanto: Konje-Urgenĉ
հայերեն: Հին Ուրգենչ
hornjoserbsce: Köneürgenç
hrvatski: Keneurgenč
Bahasa Indonesia: Kunya-Urgench
italiano: Kunya-Urgench
עברית: קנאורגנץ'
lietuvių: Kunja Urgenčas
Bahasa Melayu: Köneürgenç
Nederlands: Kunya-Urgench
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Koʻhna Urganch
português: Kunya-Urgench
русский: Кёнеургенч
slovenščina: Konje Urgenč
српски / srpski: Кенеургенч
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Keneurgenč
svenska: Kunja-Urgentj
татарча/tatarça: Көһнә Үргәнеч
Türkçe: Köhne Ürgenç
Türkmençe: Köneürgenç
українська: Кенеургенч
Tiếng Việt: Kunya-Urgench