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In Turkmenistan, three main natural landscape zones may be distinguished: deserts, oases and mountains. The territory of Turkmenistan is 491,209 km2. About 80 per cent is occupied by the Karakum Desert, one of the largest deserts in the world. Four fifths of the country lies at an elevation of 500 m above sea level or less. The Archakay depression located in the north-central part of the country is the lowest point, with an elevation of 92 m below sea level, and the highest point is the peak of Turkmenbashy (or Ayrybaba), at 3,139 m in the Köýtendag range (the western extent of the Pamir-Alay). Thus, no high mountains with permanent snow and glaciers are present in the country.

Related Subject(s): Environment and Climate Change
Countries: Turkmenistan
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