(redirected from Turkmenabat)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to Turkmenabat: Chardzhou, Ashgabat, Lebap


see ChärjewChärjew
or Chardzhou
, city (1991 pop. 166,400), capital of Lebap region, NW Turkmenistan, on the Amu Darya River. It is a cotton- and silk-manufacturing center. The gas industry is important. Its superphosphate plant produces fertilizer.
..... Click the link for more information.
, Turkmenistan.



a city and the administrative center of Chardzhou Oblast, Turkmen SSR. Landing on the left bank of the Amu Darya at the place where the river is crossed by the Krasno-vodsk-Tashkent railroad line. Starting point of the Chardzhou-Kungrad-Makat railroad line. Population, 113,000 (1977; 51,000 in 1939).

Chardzhou originated in the 1880’s as a Russian fortified settlement in the Bukhara Khanate. In 1886 it became a city—Novyi Chardzhui—and a commercial and transportation center of Middle Asia; since 1888 it has been served by the Middle Asian Railroad. Part of the Turkestan ASSR from 1918 to 1924, the city became part of the Turkmen SSR in 1924 and acquired its present name in 1937. Chardzhou has been an oblast capital since 1939, with an interruption from 1963 to 1970.

Chardzhou has a silk combine, a factory for the spinning and weaving of wool, a cotton-ginning plant, and enterprises for the production of wadding, knitwear and other clothing, footwear, and Karakul skins. The food-processing industry is represented by a meat-packing plant, a milk plant, a winery, and a licorice factory. The city also has a superphosphate plant, a repair shop, a furniture factory, and a factory for the production of building materials.

In addition to a pedagogical institute, Chardzhou has textile, medical, and river transport technicums and medical and music schools. The city’s cultural and scientific institutions include a museum of history and local lore, the Turkmen Sericulture Experiment Station, and a land-reclamation experiment station.


[Badeev, S. F.] Pamiatnye mesta Chardzhou. Chardzhou, 1969.
References in periodicals archive ?
Administrative subdivisions: 5 welayats (provinces)--Ahal Welayat (Ashgabat), Balkan Welayat (Balkanabat), Dashoguz Welayat (formerly Dashowuz), Lebap Welayat (Turkmenabat, formerly Chardjou/Charjew), Mary Welayat.
Another award went to Albina Burashnikova, Nina Afanasyeva and Arzigul Kochkarova, who manage American Corners, respectively, in the Turkmenistan cities of Mary, Turkmenabat and Dashoguz.
There are some Jewish families living in Turkmenabat, on the border with Uzbekistan, who are known as Bukharan Jews, referring to the Uzbek city of Bukhara.
He is in rural Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan, giving out food to the starving thousands who are fleeing a country and a regime that doesn't care whether they live or die.
A workshop for the production of sulfuric acid was commissioned at the Turkmenabat Chemical Plant, where it is also planned to master the production of potash-nitrogen fertilizers from ammonium nitric acid and potassium chloride.
Besides visits to Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, the photographer toured the Merv District (modern Mary province), Chardjew(present-day Turkmenabat), Farab.
Piedra visited Turkmenabat and Ashgabat to see first-hand how USAID programs are benefiting Turkmenistan by strengthening the investment climate and supporting the private sector, US Embassy in Turkmenistan said.
The event which was held under trust of President Gurbanguli Berdimuhamedov for three years took place in the eastern province of Turkmenabat. A concert was held on Sunday with the participation of Berdimuhamedov, ministers, foreign officials and a number of foreign press members.
Cities of Balkan province, as well as Ashgabat, Dashoguz and Turkmenabat were flooded after heavy rains fell throughout the country on the night of March 23.
The textile factory located in the city of Seidi in Lebap province would have an annual capacity to produce 6,000 tonnes of cotton yarn, while the spinning unit in the city of Turkmenabat would have a capacity to produce 4,000 tonnes of yarn per year.
The US-founded media outlet said he has been reporting mainly on social issues from the northeastern city of Turkmenabat, since 2012.