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Google maps, detailed facts of Turkey, (ISO: TR) and the capital city, Ankara. This page enables you to explore Turkey and its land boundaries in total: 2,816 km. You may also view the border countries of Turkey (total: 8, Armenia 311 km, Azerbaijan 17 km, Bulgaria 223 km, Georgia 273 km, Greece 192 km, Iran 534 km, Iraq 367 km, Syria 899 km with its area of total: 783,562 sq km; land: 769,632 sq km, water: 13,930 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Turkey.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Turkey, Middle East starts here on this map & Wiki page.


Turkey Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Turkey, located in Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.



You are viewing Turkey and its location (Middle East), at the geographic coordinates of 39 00 N, 35 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Turkey, TR. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Turkey. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

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Geographical facts about Turkey including Ankara, the capital city of Turkey

Name of the country: Turkey Capital city: Ankara
Geographical coordinates of Turkey: 39 00 N, 35 00 E Geographical coordinates of Ankara: 39 56 N 32 52 E
Location of Turkey: Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria Continent / area: Middle East
The area of Turkey: total: 783,562 sq km; land: 769,632 sq km, water: 13,930 sq km Area comparative of Turkey: slightly larger than Texas
The elevation data of Turkey: mean elevation: 1,132 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Ararat 5,166 m The climate of Turkey: temperate: hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters: harsher in interior
Land use of Turkey: agricultural land: 49.7%; arable land 26.7%; permanent crops 4%; permanent pasture 19%; forest: 14.9%; other: 35.4% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 52,150 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Turkey: strategic location controlling the Turkish Straits (Bosporus, Sea of Marmara, Dardanelles) that link the Black and Aegean Seas; Mount Ararat, the legendary landing place of Noah’s ark, is in the far eastern portion of the country The terrain of Turkey: high central plateau (Anatolia); narrow coastal plain; several mountain ranges
Land boundaries of Turkey: total: 2,816 km Borders countries of Turkey: Armenia 311 km, Azerbaijan 17 km, Bulgaria 223 km, Georgia 273 km, Greece 192 km, Iran 534 km, Iraq 367 km, Syria 899 km
Maritime claims of Turkey: territorial sea: 6 nautical milesin the Aegean Sea; 12 nautical milesin Black Sea and in Mediterranean Seaexclusive economic zone: in Black Sea only: to the maritime boundary agreed upon with the former USSR

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Fast facts about Turkey

Are you traveling to Turkey? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Middle East, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria.

Did you know that the legal system of Turkey is civil law system based on various European legal systems notably the Swiss civil code?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Turkey, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 385,754 km, paved: 352,268 km (includes 2,127 km of expressways), unpaved: 33,486 km (2012)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: Istanbul 14.164 million; ANKARA (capital) 4.75 million; Izmir 3.04 million; Bursa 1.923 million; Adana 1.83 million; Gaziantep 1.528 million (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 73.4% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Turkey: 80,274,604 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 0.9% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Turkish (official language), Kurdish, other minority languages. In these days, Turkey has to face with a net migration rate of -1.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Turkey nowadays; Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 19%, other minorities 7-12% (2016 estimate).

The right to vote in Turkey can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Turkey. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, but requires prior permission from the governmentresidency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.

In case if you plan to visit Turkey for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Turkey are: Republic Day, 29 October (1923).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Turkey, these are the most likely dangers you might face: severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Vanvolcanism: limited volcanic activity; its three historically active volcanoes; Ararat, Nemrut Dagi, and Tendurek Dagi have not erupted since the 19th century or earlier. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Ankara and / or Turkey?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Turkey, the population has to face with a death rate of 5.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Turkey

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Turkey. Here they are: Turkish (official language), Kurdish, other minority languages.

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .tr

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; temperate: hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters: harsher in interior.

Its capital city is Ankara, where the local time zone is UTC+2, which is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Ankara: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Turkey; mean elevation: 1,132 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Mount Ararat 5,166 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 7,200 km and the length of the land boundaries is total: 2,816 km.

Current environmental issues in Turkey; water pollution from dumping of chemicals and detergents; air pollution, particularly in urban areas; deforestation; concern for oil spills from increasing Bosporus ship traffic.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Vanvolcanism: limited volcanic activity; its three historically active volcanoes; Ararat, Nemrut Dagi, and Tendurek Dagi have not erupted since the 19th century or earlier.

For your traveling options, there are 98 (2013) airports and 20 (2013) heliports in Turkey all together with 1,200 km (2010) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 385,754 km, paved: 352,268 km (includes 2,127 km of expressways), unpaved: 33,486 km (2012).

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Background of Turkey

Like every nation, Turkey also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or “Father of the Turks.” Under his leadership, the country adopted radical social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democrat Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of formal political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster – popularly dubbed a “post-modern coup” – of the then Islamic-oriented government. A coup attempt was made in July 2016 by a faction of the Turkish Armed Forces.Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,” which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has long dominated the Turkish military’s attention and claimed more than 40,000 lives. In 2013, the PKK and the Turkish Government agreed to a cease-fire, but fighting resumed in 2015. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. In 1963, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community; it began accession membership talks with the EU in 2005. Over the past decade, economic reforms have contributed to a growing economy, although economic growth slowed in recent years.From 2015 and continuing in 2016, Turkey witnessed an uptick in terrorist violence. The attacks have included bombings in Ankara, Istanbul, and throughout the predominantly Kurdish southeastern region of Turkey. On 15 July 2016, elements of the Turkish Armed forces attempted a coup at key government and infrastructure locations in Ankara and Istanbul. An estimated 300 people were killed and over 2,000 injured when Turkish citizens took to the streets en masse to confront the coup forces. In response, Turkish Government authorities arrested and/or dismissed thousands of military personnel, journalists, and civil servants, including judges and educators, over their alleged connection with the attempted coup. The government accused followers of an Islamic transnational religious and social movement for allegedly instigating the failed coup and designates the followers as terrorists. Following the failed coup, the Turkish Government instituted a three-month State of Emergency in July 2016 that was extended in October 2016. The Turkish Government is considering changing Turkey to an executive presidency. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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