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Turkey

From ancient ruins to mosques and churches, Turkey is an exotic blend of East and West. Its unique location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia has made Turkey a bridge between the two continents. Come explore this rich and changing land.

 

Get to know Turkey! Get the facts about its land, products and culture.

 

Official name: Republic of Turkey

 

Size: 301,381 square miles (780,580 square kilometers); slightly larger than Texas

 

Population:  78,785,548

 

Capital: Ankara

 

Official Language: Turkish

 

Currency: Turkish Iira

 

Climate: Mild; hot, dry summers; wet winters

 

Literacy Rate:  87.4%

 

Agricultural Products: Tobacco, cotton, grain, olives

 

Industries: Textiles, automobiles, electronics, mining, steel, oil, lumber

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