about Turkey

Capital: Ankara

Population: 83 million (2022 est.)

Official language: Turkish

Location: South-eastern Europe and Southwestern Asia

Climate: Temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters

Main Religions: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)

Largest Age Group: 25-54 years:43.31%

Population Density: The most populated area is found around the Bosporus waterway in the northwest where 20% of the population lives in Istanbul

Natural hazards: Severe earthquakes, especially in northern Turkey, along an arc extending from the Sea of Marmara to Lake Van; landslides; flooding