Turkmenistan Country Quiz

🇹🇲Can you guess these facts about the country of Turkmenistan?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: August 12, 2020
First submittedAugust 19, 2019
Times taken8,660
Enter answer here
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Capital city
Major inland sea Turkmenistan borders to its west
Caspian Sea
Countries that border Turkmenistan
Famous gas crater that was accidentally set on fire in 1971 and still burns today
Gates of Hell
Country from which Turkmenistan gained its independence in 1991
Soviet Union
Most important export
Natural Gas
Most important cash crop
Second lingua franca of Turkmenistan after Turkmen
Turkmenistan's national animal, Akhal-Teke, is a breed of this mammal
Turkmenistan has a national holiday to celebrate this hand-woven product
"M" city founded by Alexander the Great which was one of the largest cities in the world
during the 12th and 13th centuries, with about 500,000 residents
Currency of Turkmenistan
Desert that covers most of Turkmenistan
"President for Life" from 1990–2006 who built a giant golden statue of himself
that always rotated to face the sun
Saparmurat Niyazov
Expensive building material covering a high percentage of the buildings in the capital
White Marble
Meaning of the capital's name
City of Love
Like Switzerland, Turkmenistan is officially _____
Level 65
May 30, 2020
Level 71
May 31, 2020
Both Switzerland and Turkmenistan are officially landlocked as well :)
Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
that was my first thought haha
Level 74
Jun 1, 2020
Why is "oil" allowed for the "natural gas" answer? They are two different things.
Level 85
Oct 21, 2020
Perhaps the oil in Turkmenistan is a gas rather than a liquid.
Level 69
Oct 21, 2020
I thought the same thing. If we're going to accept answers that aren't correct, can we also accept Tashkent for the capital, or ruble for the currency?
Level 65
Dec 14, 2020
I put Tashkent as the capital, disappointed it wasn't accepted.
Level 39
Feb 15, 2021
They're similar enough
Level 56
Mar 24, 2021
Accept oil for natural gas but not Soviet for Soviet union..
Level 75
Jun 16, 2020
Wonder how many people got Akhal-Teke from the John Oliver segment.
Level 79
Sep 30, 2020
I was definitely expecting to have to spell Berdimuhamedow
Level 60
Oct 21, 2020
Same here. Never heard of Niyazov, but I would have gotten Berdimuhamedow. Even if first name were required too. Some names are just memorable.
Level 71
Oct 21, 2020
Yes, thank you! When I read the name I heard it in my head with John Oliver's voice. Now it's hard to get out my head his nsfw monologue about one specific horse.
Level 69
Oct 21, 2020
Wiki says the gas crater was set on fire intentionally, not accidentally, although it was never meant to keep burning for 50 years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darvaza_gas_crater
Level 74
Dec 14, 2020
Merv wasn't actually founded by Alexander. It was just renamed (briefly) in his honour at one point in history.