Independence Monument, Ashgabat

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The monument at night.
Dmitry Medvedev laying a wreath at the monument in 2008.

The "Independence Monument" is a monument located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.[1] The design of this building was inspired by traditional Turkmen tents and the traditional headgear worn by Turkmen girls. Elements of the building commemorate the independence date of Turkmenistan, 27 October 1991. These elements include a 91-metre (299 ft) reinforced concrete tower with a 27-metre (89 ft) high golden gilt steel construction on top of the tower, along with an observation terrace with a diameter of 10 metres (33 ft). Within the building, there are exhibition halls where important works of art representing Turkmenistan history are displayed. The Monument of Independence sits on a total area of 84,500 m2 (910,000 sq ft), surrounded by green landscaping that encompasses a cascaded pool and 27 heroic statues of Turkmen leaders, centered on a golden statue of Saparmurat Niyazov.[1]

Coordinates: 37°52′52.38″N 58°22′53.20″E / 37.8812167°N 58.3814444°E / 37.8812167; 58.3814444


  1. ^ a b "Polimeks". Polimeks. Archived from the original on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-04-24.

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