Astronaut aboard ISS captured Turkmenbasy (Türkmenbaşy) on the shore of the Caspian Sea. Sunglint off Turkmenbashi Gulf is also captured on this image.
Türkmenbaşy is a city in Balkan Region in Turkmenistan, on the Krasnovodsk Gulf of the Caspian Sea. As the terminus of the Trans-Caspian Railway, it was an important transportation center. Second President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow pledged in 2007, to invest one billion dollars into a project slated to turn Türkmenbaşy into a major tourist resort. In recent years, the city made large-scale reconstruction historic district, entrance roads, vital infrastructure. Western Turkmenistan has major petroleum and natural gas reserves, and Turkmenistan’s largest oil refinery is in Türkmenbaşy.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.
Reference: Sunglint on Turkmenbashi Gulf (NASA Earth Observatory)
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