Ankara is the capital city of the country of Turkey. It is in the center of Anatolia. Ankara is the second largest city after Istanbul. The city has a population of 4,319,167 (2005) (Province 5,153,000), and an elevation of 938 meters (3080 feet). It was formerly known as Engürü the city is also the capital of Ankara Province
Heart of Turkey
|• Mayor||Mansur Yavaş (CHP)|
|• Governor||Vasip Şahin|
|• Total||24,521 km2 (9,468 sq mi)|
|Elevation||938 m (3,077 ft)|
|• Density||230/km2 (600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (TRT)|
|GDP PPP||US$ 105 billion|
|GDP PPP per capita||US$ 21,000|
|HDI (2018)||0.855 – very high|
Ankara is a very modern city. Ankara was made the capital of Turkey in 1923. Ankara is known for its performing arts, home to the State Opera and Ballet, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and several national theater companies. In Ankara there’s a place called Anitkabir, an enormous hilltop mausoleum that is commemorated to Kemal Atatürk who was the first president.
- "Turkey: Major cities and provinces". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
- Berube, Alan; Trujillo, Jesus Leal; Ran, Tao; Parilla, Joseph (22 January 2015). "Global Metro Monitor". Brookings.
- "Sub-national HDI – Area Database – Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org.
- Ankara, Turkey: Latitude, Longitude and Altitude