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Travel to Turkey, cities and resorts

Population (number):74 709 412 people
Area: 780 580 km2
State division: Republic of Turkey is divided at 81 provinces (vilayets)
Climate: temperate Mediterranean
Capital: Ankara
Bigger cities: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir
Currency: Turkish Lira (YTL)
Calling code: +90
Official language: Turkish
Religion: Mussulman (99%), Orthodox (1%)
Electricity: 220V 50 Hz
Internet TLD: - tr.
Flag: Turkey flag
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Direction of movement of vehicles: Right lane
Major airports: 2 airports in Istanbul- Ataturk International Airport and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport; Ankara- Esenboga International Airport; Izmir, Bodrum, Antalya and others.

Turkey is  situated on two continents - Europe and Asia as most of its territory (97%) is an Asian part. Turkey forms a bridge between Southeastern Europe and western Asia. Entirely on Turkish territory we can find the following channels: Bosphorus, connecting Black and Marmara seas and The Dardanelles, joining the Marmara and Aegean seas. These channels form the routes on which ships travel from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. The climate is Mediterranean subtropical with a humid and cold winter. In the inner parts of the country the climate is primarily continental. Turkey is a Parliamentary republic with a total area of nearly 800 thousand square km and population of 74 million inhabitants. Predominant religion is Islam with 99% of the population. Official currency is the Turkish lira (TRY). The country’s calling code is 0090. Istanbul TurkeyBiggest city in Turkey is Istanbul followed by the capital Ankara. The third largest city in the country is Izmir – founded 3000 years BC with the name Tepekule. The biggest port city in the European part of Turkey is Gelibolu and in the Asian part is Çanakkale. Turkey has a varied and exotic cuisine. Traditional dishes are Doner kebab, Sis kebab, pilaf, and different types of “Kofte”(meatball) . In the Turkish cuisine you can also find a lot of seafood dishes and tons of fascinating desserts like baklava ant etc. Turkey is preferred among tourists for its rich heritage and abundance of well developed resorts. Some of the most famous sea resorts are Antalya, Marmaris, Bodrum, Belek, Kemer and Kuşadası. The country is favourite travel destination for Russian, UK and Bulgaria citizen.

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