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Largest Cities

City

Population

Estimated

Istanbul

9,291,300

2002

Ankara

3,370,000

2002

Izmir

2,367,200

2002

 

Key Data

Population:

71,374,700 October 2002

Area Total:

780,580 km2

Area Land:

770,760 km2

Coast Line:

7,200 km km

Capital:

Ankara

Climate:

Temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior.

Languages:

Turkish; Kurdish, Arabic, Albanian, Armenian, Bulgarian, Greek, Domani, Romani, Ladino, Serbian and Tartar also spoken

Currency:

Turkish lira (TL$)

Holiday:

Anniversary of the Republic, 29 October (1923)

 

Average Daily Temperature

Capital:

Ankara

January:

-1.3C / 29.7F

July:

23C / 73.4F

Annual Rainfall:

451.2mm / 17.8''

 

Boundaries

Syria:

822km

Iran:

499km

Iraq:

331km

Armenia:

268km

Georgia:

252km

Bulgaria:

240km

Greece:

206km

Azerbaijan:

9km

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Ethnic Divisions

Turkish

80%

Kurdish

20%


Religions

Muslim

99.80%

other

.20%

       

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