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.

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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  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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