Ankara Province

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Ankara Province

Ankara ili
Location of Ankara Province in Turkey
Location of Ankara Province in Turkey
RegionCentral Anatolie
 • Electoral destrictAnkara
 • Tot25,706 km2 (9,925 sq mi)
 • Tot5,346,518
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Area code(s)0312
Vehicle registration06

Ankara Province (Turkis: Ankara ili) is a province in central Turkey an the location o the kintra's caipital, the ceety o Ankara.

Ankara an aa gave its name tae the Ottoman Empire's Ankara Vilayet (vilayet) which covered a muckler aurie than the current province.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Situatit on the muckle plains o central Anatolie, wi muntain forests tae the north an the dry plain o Konya tae the sooth. The plain is irrigatit bi the Kızılırmak an Sakarya River seestems, the Sarıyar reservoir an mony natural lakes an puiols. 50% o the land is uised for agricultur, 28% is forest an anither 10% is meadow an grazin land. The muckle salt lake Tuz Golu pairtly lies in the province. The heichest point is the 2,015m Işık Muntain.

The climate is hot an dry in simmer, rainy in ware an hairst, cauld an snawin in winter, wetter in the north o the province than the drier plains tae the sooth.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

See Ankara for the history o this region which haes seen the passin o numerous great ceevilisations includin Phrygians, Lydians, Persians an Alexander the Great, Galatians; the ceety o Ankara becomin a fortifee'd stranghauld o the Byzantines; an then fallin tae the Seljuk Turks, an later the Ottoman Empire; an feenally being chosen bi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as the steid o Turkis parliament in 1920 an subsequently in 1923 as the caipital ceety o the Republic o Turkey.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

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Coordinates: 39°36′N 32°30′E / 39.600°N 32.500°E / 39.600; 32.500