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Akhal velayat is situated in the centre of the southern part of Turkmenistan at the border of the Karakum desert. Its climate is sharply continental with hot and dry summer. The area of Akhal is 98000 km2 and its population is about 700000 people. The centre of this velayat is Anau (Enev), other big towns are Abadan and Tedzhen.
Akhal velayat is an important region of Turkmenistan, having such major industries as natural gas extraction, the production of building materials and textile production - the biggest in the world factory of denim, knitted and cotton fabrics has been into operation in Geokdepe and Kaka in resent years.
The agricultural priorities are given to the cultivation of fine-fibered cotton, vegetables and stockbreeding. The tourist itineraries around the velayat are diverse and interesting. Some of them make the acquaintance with historical and architectural monuments of towns-fortresses of Khivabab and Abiverd, the ancient town of Serakhs and pilgrim routes to the sacred places of Ak Ishan, Dowgala, Zengi Baba, Kyrk-Gyz, Archman-Ata, Shekshi-Islam and Abul-Seid Meikhene. Perfect rest and medical treatment can be offered at radon mineral waters. There is also a unique cave with underground lake is constantly warm, clean and transparent with the underground lake - Kov-Ata. The cave and transparent with an admirable amethystcolour and contains 27 elements of periodical table. The south of Akhal is rich of mountain ravines, which represents wonderful place for picturesque picnic. These magic mountains in the area of Archabil and Geokdere are very good for mountaineering under a supervision of a skilful trainer.