Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Repubic of Turkey.
  • Local Name: Türkiye
  • Capital: Ankara (population: 3.7 million)
  • Language: Turkish (official), Kurdish, Dimli (or Zaza), Azeri, Kabardian.
  • Currency: New Turkish Lira YTL (TRY) = 100 new kurus.
  • People: Turkish (80%), Kurdish (20%).
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 70.43, Female 75.46.
  • Religion: Muslim, mainly Sunni.
  • Size (sq km): 783,562 (37th)
  • Population: 71,158,647 (17th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 93 (102nd)
  • Country Dialling Code: 90
  • Internet Country Code: .tr
  • Time Zone: GMT +2
  • Voltage Guide: 220 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Credit cards and traveller's cheques widely accepted.
  • Business Hours: 0830-1230 and 1330-1730 Monday-Friday.
  • GDP: US$471 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$3,500
  • Annual Growth: -5%
  • Inflation: 26%
  • Major Industries: Textiles, food processing, tourism, motor vehicles, mining, lumber, petroleum, construction.
  • Major Trading Partners: Germany, USA, Italy, UK, France, Russia.
  • Personal Safety: Safe, except in Kurdish areas of the south-east, which can be affected by military-guerrilla interactions.
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