Zemm (in antiquity)
Kerki is a city in and capital of Kerki District, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan. It was formerly known as Zammand, between 1999 and 2017, as Atamyrat. It is situated on a plain on the left bank of the Amu Darya river.
According to Atanyyazow, the name Kerki is most likely of Persian origin, from ker ("fortress") and kuh ("mountain"), meaning "fortress on a mountain".However, Muqaddasī and de Goeje assert it is a Turkified pronunciation of the Persian name Karkuh (کرکوه), meaning "deaf mountain". The ancient name, Zamm, is of obscure origin.
On 29 December 1999, by Parliamentary Resolution HM-60, the city and district of Kerki were renamed Atamyrat in honor of Atamyrat Nyýazow, father of Saparmurat Niyazov, who had worked in Kerki as a teacher before being killed in World War II. On 25 November 2017, by Parliamentary Resolution No. 679-V, Atamyrat was changed back to Kerki for both the city and the district.
Nearby towns and villages include Mukry (3.3 nm), Amu Dar'ya (2.1 nm), Surkhi (3.1 nm) and Kerkichi (2.2 nm).
The town is served by Kerki Airport. In August 2012, state-owned Turkmenistan Airlines announced an international tender to design and construct a new terminal with capacity of 100 passengers per hour.In February 2013 the road bridge connecting the city with Kerkichi was commissioned The new airport was opened in June 2021.
In 1999, the railway line from Türkmenabat to Kerki was finished, linking Kerki to the Turkmen railway network without having to detour into neighbouring Uzbekistan.In late 2016, a railway line was built south to Ymamnazar on the border with Afghanistan and further to Aqina, turning Kerki into a railway hub. It is expected to become part of a railway corridor through northern Afghanistan.
The all-time high temperature 47.0 °C (116.6 °F) was recorded on July 8, 2021.
Transport in Turkmenistan includes roadways, railways, airways, seaways, and waterways, as well as oil-, gas-, and water pipelines. Road-, rail-, and waterway transport fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Industry and Communications.
Turkmenistan, also known as Turkmenia, officially the Republic of Turkmenistan, is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north, east and northeast, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest and the Caspian Sea to the west. Ashgabat is the capital and largest city of the country. The population of the country is about 6 million, the lowest of the Central Asian republics. Turkmenistan is one of the most sparsely populated nations in Asia. Citizens of Turkmenistan are known as Turkmenistanis, Turkmenians or Turkmens.
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The list of Turkmenistan-related articles is below
Amu Dar'ya is a town in Döwletli District, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan, on the river of the same name opposite the town of Kerki. As of 1989, it had a population of 5,018.
Turkmenistan has 4,980 kilometres (3,090 mi) of railways. The railway operator is the state owned company Türkmendemirýollary. The company belongs to the Ministry of Railways of Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is currently expanding its rail system to cover 5,256.25 kilometres (3,266.08 mi) more distance, which will take its network to 10,236.25 kilometres (6,360.51 mi) track kilometres by 2025.
The Atamyrat-Kerkichi Bridge is a bridge at Kerki, in Lebap Province of Turkmenistan, built over the river Amu Darya.
Mukry is a town in Köýtendag District, Lebap Province, Turkmenistan. It is located near Kerki and Amu Dar'ya.
Ymamnazar is a remote settlement in Turkmenistan's Lebap province. It is situated immediately adjacent to Turkmenistan's southern border with Afghanistan, opposite to Aqina. The nearest city in Turkmenistan is Kerki.
Atamyrat Niyazov was a soldier in the Red Army during World War II from the Soviet Republic of Turkmenistan who was the father of the first post-Soviet President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov. He was also a school teacher and a financial officer.