Definition/Scope: Second largest state in Central Asia, after Kazakstan, and the southernmost of the region's five republics. The country is bordered by Kazakstan on the northwest, Uzbekistan on the north and east, Afghanistan on the southeast, Iran on the south, and the Caspian Sea on the west.
Used For:Republic of Turkmenistan
Broader Terms:Central Asia
Narrower Terms:Asgabat, Turkmenistan
Related Terms:Commonwealth of Independent States