Imports$9.557 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$14.78 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)12% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate60% (2004 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$7,900 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate11% (2010 est.)
Internet users80,400 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular3.198 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.143% (2012 est.)
Population5,054,828 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
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Present-day Turkmenistan covers territory that has been at the crossroads of civilizations for centuries.
The area was ruled in antiquity by various Persian empires, and was conquered by Alexander the Great, Muslim crusaders, the Mongols, Turkic warriors, and eventually the Russians.
In medieval times Merv (today known as Mary) was one of the great cities of the Islamic world and an important stop on the Silk Road....
Turkmenistan is largely a desert country with intensive agriculture in irrigated oases and sizeable gas and oil resources.
The two largest crops are cotton, most of which is produced for export, and wheat, which is domestically consumed.
Although agriculture accounts for roughly 10% of GDP, it continues to employ nearly half of the country's workforce....
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