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Turkey Facts

  • Name: Turkey
    (long form) Republic of Turkey
  • Capital City: Ankara (4,431,719 pop.)
  • Turkey Population: 80,694,485 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: new Turkish Lira (YTL)
    (conversion rates)

    new Turkish Lira
    100 Lira
  • Ethnicity: Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 18%, other minorities 7-12%
  • GDP total: $783.1 (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $15,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Turkish (official), Kurdish, other
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana
  • Name: The Turkish form of Turkey's name, Turkiye, translates to "land of the Turks," with the suffix -iye meaning "owner" or "land of"
  • National Day: October 29
  • Religion: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)
  • Symbols

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