Turkey Facts

Turkey Facts

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