Atamurat

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Atamurat
Atamurat is located in Turkmenistan
Atamurat
Atamurat
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 37°51′11″N 65°14′13″E / 37.85306°N 65.23694°E / 37.85306; 65.23694Coordinates: 37°51′11″N 65°14′13″E / 37.85306°N 65.23694°E / 37.85306; 65.23694
Country Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
Province Lebap Province

Atamurat is a town in eastern Turkmenistan. It is located in Lebap Province. It was formerly known as Kerki.

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Nearby towns and villages include Mukry (3.3 nm), Amyderya (2.1 nm), Surkhi (3.1 nm) and Kiikchi (2.2 nm).[1]

The town is served by Atamurat airport located 2 miles (3 km) from the town centre. In August 2012, the state national company Turkmenistan Airlines has announced an international tender for the design and construction of a new complex with the capacity of 100 passengers per hour.[2] In February 2013 was commissioned road bridge connecting the city with village Kerkichi.[3]

The name Kerki is a Turkified pronunciation of the original Persian name Karkuh (کرکوه) meaning "Deaf Mountain.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling rain gazetteer
  2. ^ "New Airport in Atamurat, East of Turkmenistan". The Gazette of Central Asia (Satrapia). 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Президенты Украины и Туркмении открыли мост через Амударью и заложили новый аэропорт
  4. ^ Muqaddasī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, and M. J. de Goeje. 1967. Kitāb Aḥsan al-taqāsīm fī maʻrifat al-aqālīm. Bibliotheca geographorum Arabicorum, pars 3. Laydin: Maṭbaʻ Brīl.

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