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Flag Turkey
Official Name: Republic of Turkey
Location: 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
Capital: Ankara
Climate: Temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
Terrain: Mostly mountains; narrow coastal plain; high central plateau (Anatolia)
Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek
Official Currency: Turkish lira (TRL)
Population: 66,493,970 (July 2001 est.)
Religions: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (Christian and Jews)
GDP - per capita: Purchasing Power Parity - $6,800 (2000 est.)
Map Turkey

Source: CIA World Factbook
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