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This page contains Turkey country. Here you will find information about the location, capital, population, area, languages spoken and religions of the country below. Also you will be able to find out what it citizen is called, life expectancy, administrative division, districts, provinces… and more information, if you have additional questions please let us know.

Turkey

The name of Turkey, Türkiye in the Turkish language, can be divided into two components: Türk, which means "strong" or "mighty" in Old Turkic and usually signifying the inhabitants of Turkey or a member of the Turkish or Turkic peoples, a later form of "Tu–kin", a name given by the Chinese to the people living south of the Altay Mountains of Central Asia as early as 177 BCE;and the abstract suffix –iye meaning "owner", "land of" or "related to" (derived from the Arabic suffix –iyya, but also associated with the Medieval Latin suffix –ia in Turchia). The first recorded use of the term "Türk" or "Türük" as an autonym is contained in the Orkhon inscriptions of the Göktürks (Celestial Turks) of Central Asia (c. 8th century CE). The English word "Turkey" is derived from the Medieval Latin Turchia (c. 1369).



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Turkey Information
Where is 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
What’s the capital of Turkey? Ankara
The population of Turkey is 77,804,122 (July 2010 est.)
What’s the area of Turkey? 780,580 sq km
Languages spoken in Turkey are: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian
Religions of Turkey: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)
What’s the currency of Turkey? Turkish lira (YTL); old Turkish lira (TRL) before 1 January 2005
A citizen of Turkey is called: noun: Turk(s) adjective: Turkish
Life expectancy in Turkey is: male: 70.37 years female: 74.19 years (2010 est.)
Administrative divisions of Turkey: 81 provinces (iller, singular - il); Adana, Adiyaman, Afyonkarahisar, Agri, Aksaray, Amasya, Ankara, Antalya, Ardahan, Artvin, Aydin, Balikesir, Bartin, Batman, Bayburt, Bilecik, Bingol, Bitlis, Bolu, Burdur, Bursa, Canakkale, Cankiri, Corum, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Duzce, Edirne, Elazig, Erzincan, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Giresun, Gumushane, Hakkari, Hatay, Icel (Mersin), Igdir, Isparta, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaras, Karabuk, Karaman, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kilis, Kirikkale, Kirklareli, Kirsehir, Kocaeli, Konya, Kutahya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mugla, Mus, Nevsehir, Nigde, Ordu, Osmaniye, Rize, Sakarya, Samsun, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sinop, Sirnak, Sivas, Tekirdag, Tokat, Trabzon, Tunceli, Usak, Van, Yalova, Yozgat, Zonguldak

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