Turkey

Key Country Facts

Population: 80.2 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Istanbul is the only major city in the world to straddles two continents!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

TopkapI Palace, Grand Bazaar, Hagai Sophia

Other Information:

Top Exports: apparels, foodstuffs, textiles, metal manufactures, and transport equipment

The capital of Turkey is Ankara. There are approximately 80,274,604 people living here (2016). The official language of Turkey is Turkish, but Kurdish is also spoken. The majority of Turks are Muslim, mostly Sunni. The time zone is 7 hours ahead of EST.

When visiting, adventurers must visit Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city. Here one can see the awe-inspiring architecture of the TopkapI Palace and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Also of interest is the Hagai Sophia, which was once a basilica but now serves as a museum full of historic mosaics! And of course, travelers cannot miss one of the world’s largest markets, the Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar covers approximately 61 streets and has over 4,000 shops!

One fun fact about Turkey is that Istanbul is the only major city in the world to straddles two continents!

Jim's Mile Marker

UN Recognized Countries

193

Countries Visited

173

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AZERBAIJAN