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Mary in the region of Mary with it's 114,680 inhabitants is a place in Turkmenistan - some 190 mi (or 306 km) East of Ashkhabad, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Mary is now 09:26 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Ashgabat" with an UTC offset of 5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mashhad, Ashkhabad, Herat, Bukhara, Vos'moye Marta or Urgench. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Teze-Yel, Tezeoba, Segli-Kar, Rabochiy, Pobeda and Durdy. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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09:44 min ( August 05, 2010 by leosmad)
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00:35 min ( October 02, 2011 by MaxMeles)
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Masoud risking life in prison by shooting movie at Mary Airport, Turkmenistan

Erk Kala in Merv

00:23 min ( December 26, 2012 by gringoMJ)
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Interesting facts about this location

Mary, Turkmenistan

Mary is the capital city of Mary Province in Turkmenistan. Former names include Merv, Meru and Margiana. It is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:37|36|N|61|50|E|region:TM_type:city|| |primary |name= }}. The city is an oasis in the Karakum Desert, located on the Murghab river. In 2009, Mary had a population of 123,000, up from 92,000 in the 1989 census. In Kerait tradition, Mary the mother of Jesus was buried here. The city also has an airport.

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Located at 37.59, 61.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Margu was a satrapy of the Achaemenid Empire. The ruler who lost a Bactrian revolt is mentioned as a Margian in the Behistun inscriptions of ca. 515 BCE by Darius Hystaspis. It is not mentioned as a satrapy in the inscription, because it was included in a larger satrapy of the empire.

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Located at 37.59, 61.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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Sanjan (Khorasan)

Sanjan is an ancient city on the southern edge of the Kara-kum Desert, in the vicinity of the historically eminent oasis-city of Merv. Topographically, Sanjan is located in the Greater Khorasan region of Central Asia. Politically, Sanjan is in the present-day Mary Province of Turkmenistan. Together with Merv, Sanjan was an important stopping place and center of trade on the southern route of the Silk road.

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Located at 37.59, 61.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Populated places along the Silk Road, Populated places in Turkmenistan

Mary Airport

Mary Airport is the second largest international airport in Turkmenistan. In March 2009, the airport was expanded with a new terminal and opened a US$5 million, two-story, 3,500-square-meter terminal and upgraded its status from provincial to international airport. Located in 6 km. north-east of the centre of Mary.

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Located at 37.59, 61.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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Murgap, Turkmenistan

Murgap is a town and a capital of Murgap District in the Mary Province of Turkmenistan. The name comes from root words "mur" - water as in "yagmur"/"yagmyr" literally translated as "drops of water" or rain and "gap" a dish or box, denoting the land as place with water. It is located in the delta of the Murgab River and has a railway station on the Mary - Serhetabat line. In 1973 there were 5700 living in the town and today this has grown to around 10,000.

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Located at 37.59, 61.83 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Mary Province, Populated places in Turkmenistan