All About Turkey
A Country for All Tastes
Turkey has so much to offer its visitors - breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological places, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the most popular tourism destination of the world.
Country Profile & Facts
Official Name : Republic of Turkey
Date of Foundation : 29 October 1923
Capital : Ankara
Largest Cities : Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya
Area : 814.578 km2
Geographical Coordinates : Eastern Meridians 26° and 45° and Northern Parallels 36° and 42°
Coastal Borders : Mediterranean Sea in the south, Aegean Sea in the west and Black Sea in the north
About of Turkish Language
The official language of the country is Turkish. It is spoken by 220 million people and is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world. Today's Turkish has evolved from dialects known since the 11th century and is one of the group of languages known as Ural-Altaic, which includes Finnish and Hungarian.