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Turkmenistan has applied to include its capital in the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities. This is stated in the address of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to participants of the universal international exhibition "White City Ashgabat," which opened on May 24.

"In order to develop international contacts among cities of the planet, within the framework of cooperation with the UN structure on education, science and culture, urgent measures are being taken to include Ashgabat in the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities by Design," the message says.

Ashgabat has repeatedly been included in the Guinness Book of Records, particularly as the city with the world's highest concentration of buildings lined with white marble.

The international airport of the Turkmen capital has also become a landmark for experts from Great Britain because of its architectural peculiarity. Here you can see the largest ornament image in 705 square meters, which is reflected in the outer dome of the main passenger terminal.

Also recorded in the Guinness Book of Records is the fountain complex, the crown of which is a monument to the ancestor of the Turkmen - Oguz Khan and his six sons. There are 27 solar-powered, illuminated and fully programmable fountains, occupying a total area of 14.82 hectares.

In addition, the capital's Olympic Stadium has the world's largest architectural symbol of a horse, and Ashgabat's TV tower has the largest star representation. It also has the most giant indoor Ferris wheel.

According to official data, in 2018, the population of the capital of Turkmenistan exceeded one million people.

Credits: Eziz Boyarov, Ashgabat


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