Turkmenistan, also known as Turkmenia, is located in central Asia. Turkmen is its official language. Turkmenistan is known for its impressive reserves of natural gas and oil, as well as offshore minerals along the Caspian Sea. The country also boasts a robust agricultural industry despite the Karakum Desert covering a large portion of the country. Turkmenistan has taken steps recently to diversify its economy, making the country a potential site for expansion into Asia and the Middle East.