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This article is about the Turkmenistan city. For the former ICAO code, see Nauru International Airport.
Anau is located in Turkmenistan
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 37°53′N 58°32′E / 37.883°N 58.533°E / 37.883; 58.533
Country Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan
Province Ahal Province
Population (1989 census)[1]
 • Total 9,332

Anau (also spelled Annau, Turkmen: Änew) is a city in. Turkmenistan. It is the capital of Ahal Province and is 8 km southeast of Ashgabat which is connected via the M37 highway. Traces of habitation in the area date back to the 4th millennia BC, with fine painted potteries, and a seal that may contain the earliest evidence of the movement of writing Eastward toward China.[2] The name Anau is from Persian Âbe nav (آب نو) meaning "New Water".[1]

In 2003, the city built a new stadium and in 2005 a major Museum Ak bugday.


  1. ^ Population census 1989 Archived 2012-02-04 at WebCite, Demoscope Weekly, No. 359-360, 1–18 January 2009 (search for Туркменская ССР) (Russian)
  2. ^ Langer, William L., ed. (1972). An Encyclopedia of World History (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 17. ISBN 0-395-13592-3. 

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Coordinates: 37°53′N 58°32′E / 37.883°N 58.533°E / 37.883; 58.533