Lebap region in Turkmenistan
|• Total||93,730 km2 (36,190 sq mi)|
|• Density||14/km2 (37/sq mi)|
Lebap Region (Turkmen: Lebap welaýaty/Лебап велаяты from the Persian لب آب Labe âb) is one of the regions of Turkmenistan. It is in the northeast of the country, bordering Afghanistan, Uzbekistan along the Amu Darya. Its capital is Türkmenabat (formerly named Çärjew). It has an area of 93,730 square kilometers, and a population of 1,334,500 people (2005 est.).
Region is located alongside of Amuderya river, Gyzylgum desert is located east side of river and Garagum desert is located west side of river. Thanks to sunny whether and abundance of water resources state produced one of the highest quality cotton and wheat in the world.
Region is also rich for its natural resources such as natural gas and other mines. China-Turkmenistan gas-pipeline started from this region. Lebap Regions Bagtiyarlik natural gas field is main supplier of Chinese natural gas.
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