Situated in Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Turkey is a country with cultural connections to ancient civilizations. It has a total land area of about 814,578 square kilometers. Over the years, Turkey has become a popular tourist destination for culture, spa, and health care.

Istanbul cityscape in sunlight, Turkey
Istanbul cityscape in sunlight, Turkey | Bigstock Photos

Key Facts About Turkey

Location Southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia
CurrencyTurkish Lira
Currency Conversion1TRY = 0.17USD
ClimateTemperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
Population82+ million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageTurkish is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Turkey

  • Lake Van
  • Cappadocia
  • Tortum Waterfall
  • Duden Waterfalls
  • Temple of Artemis
  • Pamukkale
  • Öludeniz
  • Mamure Castle
  • Amasya
  • Aspendos
  • Myra’s Rock Tombs
  • Mount Nemrut
  • Patara
  • Bodrum
  • Mount Ararat
  • Mardin
  • Hagia Sophia

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