17 January 2021
  1. Turkey is the 37th largest country in the world covering a massive 783,562 kilometres.
  2. Turkey borders 8 countries including Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Syria, Iran and Iraq.
  3. Turkey has 3 different climate zones. The Mediterranean, Continental and the Black Sea.
  4. Along with its vast size and extensive borders there are 7,200 kilometres of coastline. Within that, 444 beaches have received a Blue flag award making Turkey a very popular beach holiday destination.
  5. In 2019 Turkey attracted a record number of visitors with 51.9 million people. This was a rise of 13.7 percent from the previous year.
  6. Turkey is the second biggest producer of watermelons in the world.
  7. Turkey is the world’s largest nation of tea drinkers beating China and Britain.
  8. The first church built in the world is located in Turkey in Antakya and is called Saint Peters church.
  9. Turkey is home to 18 UNESCO designed World Heritage sites including two mixed sites and 16 cultural sites such as the archaeological site of the former ancient Troy.
  10. Istanbul spans two continents, a city divided in two by the mighty Bosphorus River. Istanbul’s west bank lies on the European continent while the east bank is in Asia. You can walk between the two across the Galata Bridge. Only three percent of Turkey is in Europe, the vast majority of the country is in Asia.

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