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Country Fact Sheet – Turkey

Country Fact Sheet – Turkey

Official Name

The Republic of Turkey

Geographical location

Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (39 00 N, 35 00 E)

Area

783,562 km2

Population

71.4 million

Capital

Ankara

Principal cities

Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Adana

Neighbouring countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Syria

Ethnic groups

Turkish, Kurdish

Climate

Temperate climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Moderate in coastal areas and harsher in interior. The average temperatures for the hottest (August) are 15°C-31°C while the coldest (January) are -4°C and 4°C.

Official language

Turkish

Major religions

Muslim

Time zone

GMT + 2  (behind Hong Kong by 6 hours)

GMT + 3  (behind Hong Kong by 5 hours in summer)

International dialling code

+90

Currency

Turkish new lira (TRY); US$1= app. TRY 1.5 (31 Aug 2010)

Visa requirement

Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders

Business hours

Private and government offices

8:30 am to 5:30 pm,
Monday to Friday

Banks

8:30 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday to Friday

Shops

9:30 am to 7:00 pm,
Monday to Saturday

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