Information about Turkey
|FLAG: The national
flag consists of a white crescent (open toward the fly) and a
white star on a red field.
ANTHEM: Istiklâl Marsi
(March of Independence).
The total area Turkey
covers is a bit less than 800.000 sq km ( 774,815 sq km ), which makes it
one of the biggest countries in Europe and the Middle East. The neighbours
are Greece and Bulgaria on the norhtwest,Armenia and Georgia on the
northeast, Iran and Irak on the southeast and Syria on the south. Of all,
the Turkish-Syrian border is the longest.Turkey has no direct border with
Russia, but the Black Sea on the north.The other seas that cover Turkey
are the Aegean on the west and the Mediterrenean on the south. In other
words, Turkey is a huge big peninsula wrapped up by seas on three sides
that looks like the head of a horse, as a Turkish poet has put it.
Turkey is divided into 7
geographic regions :
- Marmara (Marmara)
- Aegean (Ege)
- Mediterranean (Akdeniz)
- Southeastern (Guney Dogu)
- Eastern (Dogu)
- Blacksea (Karadeniz)
- Central Anatolia (Ic Anadolu)
Map of Turkey
In addition to the museums and
monuments of Istanbul, places of interest include the Aegean ports of
Izmir and Bodrum; the ancient cities of Troy, Ephesus, Tarsus, Konya,
Samsun, Erzurum, and Trabzon, Mt. Ararat, traditionally considered the
landing place of Noah's Ark, the remains of which some expeditions have
tried to find; the ski resort of Uludag, 36 km (22 mi) south of Bursa; and
the sea resort of Antalya, on the Mediterranean coast.
Map of Turkey
One of the most exciting things
about Turkey is that it is ever-changing and never dull. But because of
this continuous flux, it is necessary for travelers to double-check
details, particularly regarding prices, which change from time to time.
In 2000, 9,585,695 tourists
arrived in Turkey. Tourism receipts totaled $7.6 billion. There were
155,441 hotel rooms and 322,334 bed-places with a 37% occupancy rate that
In 2001, the US State Department
estimated the cost of traveling in Istanbul
at $218 per day; the estimated daily cost of staying in Ankara
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