Turkey

   
 

Turkey

 

Country (long form) Republic of Turkey
Capital Ankara
Total Area 301,383.62 sq mi
780,580.00 sq km
(slightly larger than Texas)
Population 66,493,970 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 86,473,786
Languages Turkish (official), Kurdish, Arabic, Armenian, Greek
Literacy 85% total, 94% male, 77% female (2000)
Religions Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (Christian and Jews)
Life Expectancy 68.89 male, 73.71 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republican parliamentary democracy
Currency Turkish lira (TL) = 100 kurus (theoretical)
GDP (per capita) $6,800 (2000 est.)
Industry textiles, food processing, autos, mining (coal, chromite, copper, boron), steel, petroleum, construction, lumber, paper
Agriculture tobacco, cotton, grain, olives, sugar beets, pulse, citrus; livestock
Arable Land 32%
Natural Resources antimony, coal, chromium, mercury, copper, borate, sulfur, iron ore, arable land, hydropower