A picturesque country of two continentsThe Republic of Turkey is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It brings joy with picturesque beaches, mild climate, delicious cuisine, and amicable people.
1.Turkey was proclaimed on October 29, 1923.
2.It was created after World War I on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire.
3.The capital of Turkey is Ankara.
4.Turkey is boarded by eight countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.
5.It has a population of about 83 million people.
The population density in Turkey is about 104 people per square kilometer. Turks make up about 85% of the population.
6.The total area of the country covers about 784 thousand square kilometers.
7.The prevailing currency is the Turkish lira.
8.The dominant religion of Turkey is Sunni Islam.
9.Despite being a Muslim country, polygamy in Turkey is forbidden.
10.The highest region in Turkey is Anatolian Highlands.
Its average altitude is 1,500 meters above sea level, with the highest peak – Erciyes Daği – located at 3,916 meters above sea level.