Turkey: Key Facts and Figures

Essential facts, basic figures and useful websites for planning a move to Turkey...

Formal Name Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti)
Capital Ankara
Main Cities Istanbul, Izmir, Bursa, Konya, Antalya
Official Language Turkish
Currency Turkish lira (TRY)
Dialling Code +90
Emergency numbers 112, 110, 155
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2
Daylight Savings Time Turkey observes DST
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 220 volts; frequency of 50 hertz. Plug type C
Government Republic
Population 74,724,269 (2011 est.)
Climate Mostly temperate, cold winters in East and Centre
Land Surface 783,560 sq Km
Coastline 8,333 Km
Turkish Flag Turkish flag

Useful Web References

  • The official Turkish Tourism website: Go Turkey