interesting facts about Turkey


interesting facts about Turkey:

Nationality: Turk

Languages: Turkish

Religions: Muslim

Population: 79,414,269

Median Age: 30.1 years

Population Growth Rate: 1.26%

Birth Rate:  1.63%

Death Rate: 0.59%

Capital: Ankara

Electricity Production: 228.1 billion kWh

Electricity Exports: 1.236 billion kWh

Electricity Imports : 7.425 billion kWh

Telephones- Landline: 12.53 million

Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 71.9 million

Airports: 98

Airports with Paved Runways : 91

Heliports: 20

Railways: 12,008 km

Road Ways: 385,754 km

Water Ways: 1200 km

Passports Validity:  Recommended 8 months beyond date of entry into Turkey


Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa Kemal Pasha  who was later honored with the title Ataturk or father of the Turks . Under his leader ship the country adopted wide-ranging social legal and political reforms

Economy :
Turkey's largely free-market economy is increasingly driven bu its industry and service sectors, although its traditional agriculture sector still accounts for about 25% of employment .

interesting facts about Turkey

Facts Turkey

  • As a general trend , the island Anatolian plateau becomes increasingly rugged as it progresses eastwards
  • Turkey is the only secular Muslim country among all the Muslim countries in the world
  • The territory of "Turkey" is more than 1600 kilometers long and 800 km wide with a roughly rectangular shape
  • The two Bosporus bridges are major highway connections between the European and the Asian part of the city and the country
  • The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey , around the site where the Trojan horse is still kept
  • Turkey has hundreds beaches and marinas which have the blue flag
  • Every fit Turkish male is required to serve in the military for some duration
  • Istanbul was chosen by the European Union as the European Capital of culture in 2010
  • The oldest known human settlement is in Catalhoyuk , Turkey 7500 B.C.
  • Turks introduced coffee to Europe 
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