Tejen

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This article is about the city in Turkmenistan. For the river in Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, see Hari River, Afghanistan.
Tejen
Tejen is located in Turkmenistan
Tejen
Tejen
Location in Turkmenistan
Coordinates: 37°23′N 60°30′E / 37.383°N 60.500°E / 37.383; 60.500
Country  Turkmenistan
Province Ahal Province
Elevation 161 m (528 ft)
Population
 • Total 52,000

Tejen (or Tedzhen) is an oasis city in the Karakum Desert, in Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. It is located at latitude 37.3786 North; longitude 60.4961 East at an altitude of 161 meters. It has a population of approximately 52,000.

The Hari River passes near Tejen, and is therefore known in Turkmenistan as the Tejen River.

Wildlife[edit]

It is located in an area that used to have Caspian tigers, which could intrude the area from Iran. Iran also had lions, and its presence nearby was a reason why Heptner and Sludskii (1972) could not deny the occurrence of lions in this region as well.[1]

Transport[edit]

It is a stop on the Trans-Caspian railway, and in the 1990s a new line to Mashhad in Iran was opened.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geptner, V. G., Sludskij, A. A. (1972). Mlekopitajuščie Sovetskogo Soiuza. Vysšaia Škola, Moskva. (In Russian; English translation: Heptner, V.G., Sludskii, A. A., Komarov, A., Komorov, N.; Hoffmann, R. S. (1992). Mammals of the Soviet Union. Vol III: Carnivores (Feloidea). Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation, Washington DC).

Coordinates: 37°23′N 60°30′E / 37.383°N 60.500°E / 37.383; 60.500