The Republic of Turkey is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.
Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. An important commercial and industrial city, Ankara is the center of all trade in the country. The city is also home to many embassies and government offices. Covering an area of 971.4 square miles, Ankara is the second-largest city of Turkey. The city is well-known for its prized wool (mohair), Angora cat, Angora wool, pears, honey, and the muscat grapes.
What is the largest city in Turkey?
Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey with an area of 2,062.9 square miles. It is the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. Istanbul has been designated alpha world city. It is also known as the Byzantium and Constantinople.
What countries border Turkey?
Turkey is bordered by Bulgaria to the north-west, Greece to the west, Georgia to the north-east; Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east, and Iraq and Syria to the south-east. The country is also surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and the Black Sea to the north.
How big is Turkey?
The Republic of Turkey has an aggregate area of 302,535 square miles and a population of almost 73,722,988 people. The official language is Turkish but Kurdish, Circassian, Arabic and Bosnian are also spoken. Turkey is a constitutionally secular state but Islam is the most practiced religion. However, there are followers of Christianity, Judaism and Baha'i faith. The estimated nominal per capita GDP of Turkey is $10,399.
What are the ethnic groups in Turkey?
The majority of the Turkish population is constituted by the Turks. Eighteen percent of the population belong to the Kurds, a distinct ethnic group in the south-eastern provinces of the country. Armenians, Greeks and Jews are the three officially recognized ethnic groups. There are other minority groups that include Abkhazians, Arabs, Albanians, Assyrians, Bosniaks, Circassians, Georgians, Hamshenis, Laz, Pomaks, and Roma.
What are the administrative divisions of Turkey?
Turkey is sub-divided into eighty-one provinces which are further organized into seven regions. The provinces are divided into districts. There are a total 923 districts in the country.
Who are the political leaders of Turkey?
The government of Turkey is a parliamentary republic.
President - Abdullah Gul
Prime Minister - Recep Tayyip Erdogan
President of the Constitutional Court - Hasim Kilic
What currency is used in Turkey?
The Turkish lira denoted by the ISO 4217 code TRY is the official currency of Turkey. The lira is subdivided into 100 kurus. It is denoted by the symbol TL.
What is the official language of Turkey?
The official language is of Turkey is Turkish but Kurdish, Circassian, Arabic and Bosnian are also spoken.
What is the religion of Turkey?
Turkey is a secular country and has no official religion. However, Islam is the most widely practiced religion. There are also small numbers of Jews and Christians in the countr
What is the economy of Turkey like?
With regards to PPP, Turkey has the fifteenth-largest GDP in the world. It occupies the seventeenth place with respect to nominal GDP. The economy is largely market-based that has a greater role for the private sector. Agriculture is an important pillar of the economy of Turkey. Banking, electronics, construction, home appliances, textiles, iron and steel, oil-refining, petrochemical products, food, mining, machine industry and automotive industry are the major sectors/industries. Turkey has a rapidly growing automotive industry; fifteenth-largest in the world. Tourism is also important. The main export partners in of Turkey include Germany, France, United Kingdom, Iraq, and Italy; while Russia, Germany, China, Italy, France, and the US are the major import partners.
When is the national day of Turkey celebrated?
The national day of Turkey is celebrated on October 29 every year. The day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic. Turkey was declared a Republic on October 29, 1923.