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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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