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| Ahal Province, Turkmenistan, Central Asia|
|latitude: 38.788, longitude: 58.623|
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Notes on Ahal Province
The capital of Ahal Province is Änew, called Аннау (Annau) in Russian and most commonly called that name out of habit even by Turkmen speakers. Ahal Province surrounds the Turkmen capital city, Ashgabat, but Ashgabat is not part of Ahal Province.
Prior to 1988, this province was named Ashkhabad oblast' (Ашхабадская область) with its capital in the city of Ashkhabad, today's Ashgabat. This oblast' was abolished from 1988 to 1992. From 1988 to 1991 he area was subordinated directly to the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic and from 1991 to 1992 the independent Turkmenistan government. From 1992 on, the capital city Ashgabat became a separate administrative unit equal in status to a province, and the capital of the newly reconstituted province, now named Ahal Province, was shifted to Anew.
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- Bäherden (previously Baharly)
As of January 1, 2017, the province includes 8 cities (города or şäherler), 9 towns (посёлки or şäherçeler), 89 rural or village councils (сельские советы or geňeşlikler), and 235 villages (села, сельские населенные пункты or obalar). Two cities in Ahal hold the status of "city equivalent to a district":
As of May 2013 Ruhabat District and the city of Abadan (today called Büzmeýin), until then in Ahal Province, were incorporated into the city of Ashgabat. In January 2018, Babadaýhan District of Ahal Province was established, and the Kaka, Tejen, Sarahs Provinces were reaffirmed. In the same decree, Baharly's former name, Bäherden, was restored, and the Altyn Asyr District was abolished. Curiously, the 5 January 2018 list of administrative subdivisions continues to list Ruhabat etraby, however, despite its transfer to Ashgabat in 2013 and eventual abolition.
- Новое административно-территориальное деление Ашхабада и Ахалского велаята (с картами) 27 May 2013
- Изменения в административной карте столицы Туркменистана и ее прилегающих территорий 28 May 2013
- В Туркменистане изменились административные границы Ашхабада и Ахалского региона 6 January 2018
- Глава государства подписал Постановления о переименовании и структурной реорганизации некоторых хякимликов Ахалского велаята и Ашхабада 8 January 2018