Türkiye

Official name: Republic of Turkey

Turkey Map OutlineCapital: Ankara
Total Area: 779,452 km2
Approximate population: 86,414,764
Location: Southwestern Asia
Languages: Turkish, Kurdish
Religions: Sunni Muslim, Shi'a Muslim
Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)
Organizations: United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Borders: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Syria
Maritime boundaries: Aegean Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea

Interesting facts:
- Istanbul is the only city in the world which straddles two continents: Europe and Asia.
- Istanbul (Constantinople) was once Capital of the Ottoman Empire. It changed its name to Istanbul in 1930 after the War of Independence.
- Turkey has over 82,000 mosques, with around 3,000 in Istanbul alone.
- Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar has 64 streets and 4,000 shops