- For the village in Azerbaijan, see Karki, Azerbaijan.
|Named for||Atamyrat Niyazov|
Atamyrat (Cyrillic Turkmen: Атамырат), also called Atamurat (Russian: Атамурат), is a town in eastern Turkmenistan. It is located in Lebap Province. It was formerly known as Kerki or Zamm. It is situated on a plain on the left bank of the Amu Darya river.
The town is served by Atamyrat airport located 2 miles (3 km) from the town centre. In August 2012, the state national company Turkmenistan Airlines announced an international tender to design and construct a new complex with the capacity of 100 passengers per hour. In February 2013 a road bridge connecting the city with village Kerkichi was commissioned 
In 1999, the railway line from Türkmenabat to Atamyrat was finished, linking Atamyrat to the Turkmen railway network without having to take a detour into neighbouring Uzbekistan. In late 2016, a railway line was built south to Imamnazar on the border with Afghanistan and further to Aqina, turning Atamyrat into a railway hub. It is expected to become part of a railway corridor through northern Afghanistan.
The previous name of the city - Kerki - is a Turkified pronunciation of the original Persian name Karkuh (کرکوه) meaning "Deaf Mountain. The city was later renamed Atamyrat by Turkmen president Saparmurat Niyazov in honour of his father Atamyrat Niýazow, who had worked here as a teacher before being killed in World War II.
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