Daşoguz Province (
Turkmen: Daşoguz welaýaty) (umwhile Daşhowuz / Дашховуз) is ane o the
welayat (provinces) o
Turkmenistan. It is in the north o the kintra, borderin
Uzbekistan. The aurie o the province is 73,430 square kilometers, an the total population is 1,370,400 (2005 est.).
 The caipital is
The province is maistly
desert, an is experiencin severe
environmental degradation as a result o the
Aral Sea ecological catastrophe. Increased soil salinity haes ruined thoosans o square kilometers o fermland.
The province contains the
Warld Heritage Steid o
Baith Turkmen citizens an foreigners require special permission tae visit the province, as the govrenment regards it as a "closed" border zone.