Turkey Facts

Turkey Facts

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a contiguous transcontinental parliamentary republic largely located in Western Asia with the portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeastern Europe. See the fact file below for more information about Turkey.

CAPITAL
Ankara

POPULATION
70,413,958 (July 2006 est.)

AREA
total: 780,580 sq km
land: 770,760 sq km
water: 9,820 sq km
slightly larger than Texas

GOVERNMENT
republican parliamentary democracy

MONEY
Turkish lira (YTL); old Turkish lira (TRL) before 1 January 2005

CLIMATE
temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior

LANGUAGES
Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian
note: there is also a substantial Gagauz population in the Europe part of Turkey

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