The Republic of Turkey

(Türkiye Cumhuriyeti)


Foundation: 1923

Language: Turkish (uses Latin alphabet)

Flag: Red background with a white crescent and star in the middle.

National Anthem: İstiklal Marşı (The Anthem of Independence)

Capital: Ankara

Currency: Turkish Lira

Location: Republic of Turkey is a country in the Northern Hemisphere, at the intersection point of European and Asian continents. Of the country’s territory, a major part is located in the Anatolian peninsula, and the rest is located in Trachea which is the extension of the Balkan Peninsula. Three edges of the country are surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea as well as Straits, the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea connecting those two aforementioned seas.

Area: 814 578 square kilometres (314 500 square miles) % 3 on the European continent % 97 on the Asian continent

Population:  Turkey’s population is 82 million 3 thousand 882 people as of December 31, 2018 (Source:

Calling Code: (+90)

Electricity: 220 VOLT

Time: Local time is equal to GMT + 2 hours. Same time zone all over the country (seven hours ahead of U.S. -Eastern Standard Time)

Weights and Measures: Metric and Kilo system


Official Days in Turkey:

– New Year’s Day: Jan 1

– National Sovereignty and Children’s Day: Apr 23

– Labour and Solidarity Day: May 1

– Atatürk Commemoration and Youth & Sports Day: May 19

– Victory Day: Aug 30

– Eid ul-Fitr (The Festival of Breaking of the Fast)

– Republic Day: Oct 29

– Eid al-Adha (The Festival of Sacrifice)


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