Balkan Province

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Balkan Province, Turkmenistan, Central Asia

Balkan welaýaty
latitude: 39.462, longitude: 54.756
Browse map of Balkan Province 39°27′43.20″ N, 54°45′21.60″ E
Edit map
External links:
Use this template for your city

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

Loading map...

Notes on Balkan Province

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.

Administrative Subdivisions

See also Districts in Turkmenistan and Turkmenistan Geoname Changes

Balkan Province (Balkan welaýaty) is subdivided into 6 districts (etrap, plural etraplar):[1]

  1. Bereket (previously Gazanjik)
  2. Esenguly
  3. Etrek (previously Gyzylektrek)
  4. Magtymguly (previously Garry Gala)
  5. Serdar (previously Gyzylarvat)
  6. Türkmenbaşy (previously Krasnovodsk)

As of January 1, 2017, the province includes 10 cities (города or şäherler), 13 towns (посёлки or şäherçeler), 33 rural or village councils (сельские советы or geňeşlikler), and 112 villages (села, сельские населенные пункты or obalar).[1] Of the cities, 9 bear the status of cities "equivalent to a district":

  1. Balkanabat
  2. Esenguly
  3. Etrek
  4. Garabogaz
  5. Gumdag
  6. Hazar
  7. Magtymguly
  8. Serdar
  9. Türkmenbaşy


Major industrial sites in Balkan Province (Balkan welaýaty) include:

Construction Projects

  • In December 2020 the Turkmen Ministry of Construction announced a tender for building a new airport in the town of Jebel.[2]

See Also

Reference Materials

Вы можете помочь! You can help!

Here are a few things you can do to help improve the Turkmenistan map in Balkan Province: Вот некоторые вещи, которые вы можете сделать, чтобы помочь улучшить карту в Балканском велаяте Туркменистана:

  • Research and draw the boundaries of the Awaza and Kenar boroughs of Turkmenbashy. Расследовать и нарисовать черты (границы) районов Awaza и Kenar в городе Туркменбаши.
  • Translate this page into Turkmen and Russian. Перевести эту статью на туркменский и русский языки.


  1. 1.0 1.1 “Административно-территориальное деление Туркменистана по регионам по состоянию на 1 января 2017 года”. 
  2. “Международный тендер на проектирование и строительство нового аэропорта в посёлке городского типа Джебел города Балканабат” (in Russian). Нейтральный Туркменистан. 14 December 2020.