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About Turkey

Geographical position: Turkey is situated in  both the Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Mediterranean Sea and the Agean Sea, between Syria and Greece

Surface: 750.580 km2

Population: 71.158.647 inhabitants; ethnic groups Turkish 80%, Kurdish 20%

System of government: Republican parliamentary democracy

Official language and script: Turkish

Religion: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)

Capital: Ankara

Coastline: 7.200 km2

Highest peak: Mount Ararat 5.166 m

Climate: temperate, hot and dry summers with mild and wet winters, the climate conditions are harsher in the interior of the country

Currency: Turkish lira

Time Zone: Turkey lies in the GMT +2 zone

Electric power supply: The standard in Turkey is 220V AC (50Hz). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor.