Esenguly

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Esenguly
Esenguly is located in Turkmenistan
Esenguly
Esenguly
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 37°28′0″N 53°58′0″E / 37.46667°N 53.96667°E / 37.46667; 53.96667
Country  Turkmenistan
Province Balkan Province
Elevation -22 m (−72 ft)
Population (1989 census)[1]
 • Total 5,823

Esenguly (formerly Gasan-Kuli) is a town in Turkmenistan, part of the Balkan Province. In 1989 the population of the town was 5,823.[1]

Geography[edit]

Esenguly lies on a flat, barren plain, just off the coast of the Caspian Sea. The town lies at around 22 metres (72 ft) below sea level.

Climate[edit]

Esenguly has a desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWk), with cool winters and hot summers. Temperatures are not as extreme as other parts of Turkmenistan due to the town's proximity to the Caspian Sea. Precipitation is low, but is highest in winter and lowest in summer.

Climate data for Esenguly
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
30.2
(86.4)
35.0
(95)
39.1
(102.4)
44.1
(111.4)
46.5
(115.7)
43.7
(110.7)
44.6
(112.3)
44.8
(112.6)
37.8
(100)
35.5
(95.9)
29.6
(85.3)
46.5
(115.7)
Average high °C (°F) 10.8
(51.4)
12.0
(53.6)
14.7
(58.5)
20.5
(68.9)
25.5
(77.9)
28.9
(84)
30.8
(87.4)
31.3
(88.3)
29.0
(84.2)
24.2
(75.6)
18.0
(64.4)
12.6
(54.7)
21.53
(70.74)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.6
(40.3)
5.7
(42.3)
8.9
(48)
14.6
(58.3)
20.2
(68.4)
24.4
(75.9)
27.1
(80.8)
27.4
(81.3)
23.9
(75)
17.5
(63.5)
11.2
(52.2)
6.4
(43.5)
15.99
(60.79)
Average low °C (°F) 0.1
(32.2)
1.1
(34)
4.5
(40.1)
10.0
(50)
15.4
(59.7)
20.0
(68)
23.6
(74.5)
23.7
(74.7)
18.9
(66)
11.9
(53.4)
6.0
(42.8)
1.8
(35.2)
11.42
(52.55)
Record low °C (°F) −17.9
(−0.2)
−12.3
(9.9)
−9.1
(15.6)
−1.2
(29.8)
5.5
(41.9)
9.2
(48.6)
12.8
(55)
13.3
(55.9)
3.7
(38.7)
0.0
(32)
−9.3
(15.3)
−16.4
(2.5)
−17.9
(−0.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 21.5
(0.846)
20.3
(0.799)
30.7
(1.209)
19.0
(0.748)
12.6
(0.496)
7.2
(0.283)
8.1
(0.319)
7.8
(0.307)
12.1
(0.476)
24.2
(0.953)
24.8
(0.976)
25.5
(1.004)
213.8
(8.416)
Avg. precipitation days 5.1 5.0 4.4 3.5 1.0 0.9 0.8 1.1 1.2 2.7 5.0 5.7 36.4
 % humidity 79.6 77.1 74.0 72.0 69.2 68.5 69.9 69.1 65.8 68.0 74.6 80.8 72.38
Mean monthly sunshine hours 154.1 157.8 166.6 204.8 269.9 315.8 311.5 294.5 249.1 220.8 181.9 151.3 2,678.1
Source #1: climatebase.ru[2]
Source #2: NOAA (sun only, 1961-1990)[3]

Transportation[edit]

A road leads north to Chekishler and Okarem, Route 16 connects these towns to Kum Dag. Another road to the east connects the town to Adzhiyab, Chaloyuk, Karadegish and Ak’yayl, from which Route 15 leads to Gyzyletrek and Karakala, and also to Serdar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Population census 1989, Demoscope Weekly, No. 359-360, 1-18 January 2009 (search for Туркменская ССР) (Russian)
  2. ^ "Esenguly, Russia". Climatebase.ru. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Climate Normals for Esenguly". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 37°28′N 53°58′E / 37.467°N 53.967°E / 37.467; 53.967