Balkan Province

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Balkan Province, Turkmenistan, Central Asia
Balkan welaýaty
latitude: 39.462, longitude: 54.756
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Balkan Province is a province in Turkmenistan, Central Asia at latitude 39°27′43.20″ North, longitude 54°45′21.60″ East.

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Yangy Kala Canyon, viewed from the outlook point, looking westward into the setting sun.
Dehistan archeological site.

Balkan Province's major industries include oil and natural gas production and processing, transportation and logistics, and fisheries. The capital city is Balkanabat. A major oil refinery is located in Turkmenbashy, a petrochemical plant in Kiyanly, and a urea (carbamide) plant in Garabogaz. The Turkmenbashy International Seaport can handle up to 17 million metric tons of dry cargo per year. Bereket is a major rail junction, where the east-west mainline of the historic Kushka rail line built by the Russian Empire in the 1880s crosses the north-south line linking Kazakhstan and Iran that was put in service in 2014.

The historic Dehistan ruins and scenic Yangy Kala Canyon are among Balkan Province's tourist destinations.

Portions of the Soviet science fiction motion picture "Kin-Dza-Dza" were filmed on the sand dunes of the Cheleken Peninsula in Balkan Province.

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