Continent- 97% of the country lies in Asia, 3% lies in Europe
Region – Western Asia, southeast Europe
Size – 783,356 km2
Geography – Comprises of sea coast, mountain ranges
Religion- Islam 96.5%, Christianity 0.3%, other religions/no religion 3.2%
Monetary Unit- Turkish lira (TRY)
Natural Resources- Coal, iron ore, copper, chromium, antimony, mercury, gold, barite, borate, celestite, emery, feldspar, limestone, magnesite, marble, perlite, pumice, pyrites, clay, arable land, hydropower.
Agriculture- Cereals, pulses, industrial crops, sugar, nuts, dried fruits, vegetables, olive oil, and livestock products.
Industry- Textiles, food processing, autos, electronics, tourism, mining (coal, chromate, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper
Neighboring Countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan, Georgia, Bulgaria, Greece
Population – 79,463,663 (2016 census)
Population Growth Rate- 1.3%
Average Life Expectancy – 74.86 years
Capital City – Ankara (population 4.588 million)
Highest Mountain – Mount Ararat (5165 m)
Yearly Rainfall – Around 2500 mm on average in the coastal areas (Black Sea coast), around 400 mm on average in other areas
Plant Life – Date palms, apricots, cherries, apples, bananas, citrus fruits, beetroot, sunflower, chickpeas, lentils, apricots, almonds, figs, hazelnuts, beech, oak, maple, alder, Scots Pine, Oriental Spruce, tulip, crocus, snowdrop, lily.
Animal Life- Brown bears, wild boar, lynx, wolves, water buffalo, leopard, deer, sheep
Bird Life – More than 400 species of birds including Dalmatian pelican, pygmy cormorant, slender billed curlew, flamingoes, wild ducks, geese
Aquatic Life- Monk seals, loggerhead turtles, small sharks
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