|Turkmenistan is located inCentral Asia, bordering the Caspian Sea, between Iran and Kazakhstan. Center of Turkmenistan is dominated by Turan Depres-sion and Garagum Desert, flatlands of which occupy nearly 80 percent of country's area; Kopetdag Range along southwestern border reaches 2,912 meters; Balkan Mountains in far west and Kugitang Range in far east only other appreciable elevations.
Climate: Turkmenistan is Subtropical, desert, and severely continental, with little rainfall; winters mild and dry, most precipitation falling between January and May. Heaviest
precipitation in Kopetdag Range.