Gypjak

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Gypjak
Gypjak is located in Turkmenistan
Gypjak
Gypjak
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 38°0′0″N 58°15′2″E / 38.00000°N 58.25056°E / 38.00000; 58.25056
Country  Turkmenistan
Province Ahal Province

Gypjak (also known as Kipchak) is a small village about 10 kilometers away from the Turkmen capital of Aşgabat.

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The village is known as the home village of the first President of Turkmenistan, Saparmurat Niyazov.[1] Niyazov, while president, built the Kipchak Mosque and a tomb there for his family. It is in this tomb where Niyazov was buried on December 24, 2006. The Türkmenbaşy Ruhy Mosque, lies across a highway from the rest of the village, it is the largest mosque in Central Asia,[1] and has a capacity of 10,000 people.[2]

The town has one centrally located public school, and several small dukans (or general shops) around the city. There is a post office and an auto part store near the main road.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Paul Brummell (2005). Turkmenistan. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 110–111. ISBN 9781841621449. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Corley, Felix (4 January 2005). "TURKMENISTAN: 2004, the year of demolished mosques". Forum 18 News Service. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 

Coordinates: 38°00′00″N 58°15′02″E / 38.00000°N 58.25056°E / 38.00000; 58.25056