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Turkey Flag The Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) is a country located in southwestern Asia (Anatolia), and southeastern Europe (Thrace), with the two parts of the country being separated by the Sea of Marmara (Turkish: Marmara Denizi), which in turn is connected to the Black Sea by the Bosphorus and to the Aegean Sea by the Dardanelles. Turkey shares land borders are with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, as well having coasts on the Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea, and the Mediterranean, including the Aegean Sea.

As of 2007, Turkey had an estimated population of 71,158,647. The largest city in the country, is Istanbul, with an estimated population of about 10.3 million. The country's capital is Ankara, which is in the heart of the country and has a population of about 4.3 million. Additionally, there are four other cities with populations of over one million (Adana, Bursa, Gaziantep, and Izmir), as well as more than fifty cities with populations over 100,000.

The Turkish economy is sometimes classified as a developed country, but other cases it is considered a newly industrialized country. Either way, Turkey is known for its large agricultural sector and growing industrial sector. Additionally, tourism is growing more and more important, and in 2005 alone. more than 20 million tourists visited the country.

Map of Turkey

Turkey Country Details


Country Name Turkey
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southeastern Europe and western Asia
Flag Turkey Flag
Principal Language Turk
Capital Ankara
Major Towns/Cities
  • Adana
  • Adapazari
  • Adiyaman
  • Afyon
  • Aksaray
  • Alanya
  • Ankara (Capital)
  • Antakya
  • Antalya
  • Aydin
  • Balikesir
  • Bandirma
  • Batman
  • Bursa
  • Ceyhan
  • Denizli
  • Derince
  • Diyarbakir
  • Edirne
  • Elazig
  • Erzincan
  • Erzurum
  • Esenyurt
  • Eskisehir
  • Gaziantep
  • Gebze
  • Giresun
  • Inegöl
  • Iskenderun
  • Isparta
  • Istanbul
  • Izmir
  • Izmit
  • Kahramanmaras
  • Karaman
  • Kayseri
  • Kirikkale
  • Kiziltepe
  • Konya
  • Kütahya
  • Malatya
  • Manavgat
  • Manisa
  • Mersin
  • Nazilli
  • Ordu
  • Osmaniye
  • Samsun
  • Sanliurfa
  • Siirt
  • Sivas
  • Siverek
  • Sultanbeyli
  • Tarsus
  • Tekirdag
  • Tokat
  • Trabzon
  • Turgutlu
  • Turhal
  • Usak
  • Van
  • Viransehir
  • Çorlu
  • Çorum


  • Web Sites about Turkey


    Anitkabir, Kemal Atatürk's Mausoleum, Ankara, Turkey
    Here are some other web sites about Turkey::

    Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

    Books about Turkey


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    Fodor's Essential Turkey (Full-color Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

    Released: June 18th, 2019
    Paperback (448 pages)

    Fodor s Essential Turkey (Full-color Travel Guide)
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    Fodor's Essential Turkey (Full-color Travel Guide)
    • Manufacturer: Fodor's Travel
    • ISBN: 1640971408
    • EAN: 9781640971400
    • PartNumber: unknown
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Edition: 1
    • Number of Pages: 448
    • Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
    • Publication Date: June 18th, 2019
    • Release Date: June 18th, 2019
    Physical Description:
    • Size: 8.25 Inches by 5.25 Inches by 0.75 Inches
    • Weight: 0.8 Pounds
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    Lonely Planet Turkey (Country Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Jessica Lee & John Noble

    Lonely Planet
    Released: February 21st, 2017
    Paperback (640 pages)

    Lonely Planet Turkey (Country Guide)
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    Lonely Planet Turkey (Country Guide)
    • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
    • Brand: Lonely Planet
    • Model: 2724540970965
    • ISBN: 1786572354
    • EAN: 9781786572356
    • PartNumber: 2724540970965
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Edition: 15
    • Number of Pages: 640
    • Authors: Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Brett Atkinson, Steve Fallon, Jessica Lee, Virginia Maxwell, John Noble, Hugh McNaughtan
    • Publication Date: February 21st, 2017
    • Release Date: February 21st, 2017
    Physical Description:
    • Size: 7.8 Inches by 5.1 Inches by 1.15 Inches
    • Weight: 1.14860838502 Pounds
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    DK Eyewitness Turkey: 2016 (Travel Guide)
    By DK Eyewitness

    Dk Pub
    Released: May 17th, 2016
    Paperback (420 pages)

    DK Eyewitness Turkey: 2016 (Travel Guide)
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    DK Eyewitness Turkey: 2016 (Travel Guide)
    • Manufacturer: DK Eyewitness Travel
    • Brand: Dk Pub
    • ISBNs: 146544050X, 9781465440501
    • EAN: 9781465440501
    • PartNumber: Illustrated
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Edition: Revised
    • Number of Pages: 420
    • Author: DK Eyewitness
    • Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
    • Release Date: May 17th, 2016
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    • Size: 8.75 Inches by 5.25 Inches by 0.75 Inches
    • Weight: 1.4 Pounds
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    A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey
    By Clyde E. Fant

    Oxford University Press
    Released: October 23rd, 2003
    Paperback (432 pages)

    A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey
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    A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey
    • Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
    • Brand: Oxford University Press
    • ISBN: 0195139186
    • EAN: 9780195139181
    • PartNumber: halftones and maps throughout
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Edition: 1
    • Number of Pages: 432
    • Author: Clyde E. Fant
    • Publication Date: October 23rd, 2003
    • Release Date: October 23rd, 2003
    Physical Description:
    • Size: 8.5 Inches by 5.5 Inches by 0.98 Inches
    • Weight: 1.06262810284 Pounds
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    The Rough Guide to Turkey (Travel Guide) (Rough Guides)
    By Rough Guides

    Rough Guides
    Released: June 21st, 2016
    Paperback (728 pages)

    The Rough Guide to Turkey (Travel Guide) (Rough Guides)
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    The Rough Guide to Turkey (Travel Guide) (Rough Guides)
    • Manufacturer: Rough Guides
    • Brand: Rough Guides
    • ISBNs: 9780241242070, 024124207X
    • EAN: 9780241242070
    • PartNumber: 44547611
    Details:
    • Paperback
    • Edition: 1
    • Number of Pages: 728
    • Author: Rough Guides
    • Publication Date: June 21st, 2016
    • Release Date: June 21st, 2016
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    • Size: 1.4 Inches by 7.8 Inches by 5.1 Inches
    • Weight: 1.5 Pounds
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    Insight Guides Turkey (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Explore Guides)
    By Insight Guides

    Released: October 29th, 2019
    Paperback (320 pages)

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    Insight Guides Turkey (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Explore Guides)
    • Manufacturer: Insight Guides
    • ISBN: 1789191300
    • EAN: 9781789191301
    • PartNumber: unknown
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    • Paperback
    • Edition: 8
    • Number of Pages: 320
    • Author: Insight Guides
    • Publication Date: October 29th, 2019
    • Release Date: October 29th, 2019
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    • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 1.0 Inches
    • Weight: 1.7 Pounds
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