Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan #17 50 Manat (2005) - SOLD OUT

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Saparmurat Niyazov (1940 - 2006), first President of Turkmenistan, from Nov 1990 until death in 2006. He was First Secretary of Turkmen Communist Party from 1985 - 1991 and continued for 15 years after independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Wikipedia
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Brief profile

UN member state || Location: Central Asia bordered by Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Caspian Sea || Capital: Ashgabat || Official Languages: Turkmen, Russian || Area: 488,100 sq.km || Population: 5.11 million || GDP per capita $8,900 || Currency: Manat (TMM)