Daşoguz Region(Turkmen: Daşoguz welaýaty) (formerly Daşhowuz / Дашховуз) is one of the regions of Turkmenistan. It is in the north of the country, bordering Uzbekistan. The area of the province is 73,430 square kilometers, and the total population is 1,370,400 (2005 est.).The capital is Daşoguz(Дашогуз).
Daşoguz Region is administratively divided into 9 districts (etraplar; singular etrap) and 2 cities (şäher").Name changes since 1995 are shown in parentheses:
The industry is represented mainly light and food branches (among major enterprises here are a new cotton spinning factory and a textile complex in Dashoguz), as well as production of building and construction materials. In the field of agriculture this is a big supplier of cotton, vegetable, fruits, gourds and grain cultures. Animal husbandry is also well developed.
Among historical and cultural monuments of Turkmenistan the Dasoguz velayat occupies a special place due to unique architectural pears of Orient situated on the ancient land of Kuneurgench. The biggest diamonds in the diadem of religions buildings Kuneurgench in the first place are represented by the mausoleum of Turabek-Khanim and the minaret of Kutlug-Timur. However there is hardly anyone who would remain indifferent viewing and feeling the majestic and magnificent power of fortress of Devkesen, Shasenem, Izmukshir, Kenevas and others.
See in detail: Tourism of Daşoguz Region
Аuthor: Guljahan Tursunova