Ankara : Capital City of Turkey

Capital City of Turkey

Ankara is the  capital  city of Turkey, the region Centralantatien and the province of the same name. As with many ancient cities, Ankara has been known with various names over the centuries: hetititterne it Ankuwash before 1200 called BC C. Galater and Romans called Ancyra, and in the classical Hellenistic and Byzantine time were known as Ἄγκυρα Ákykyra. It was also known as Angora or Engürü after the capture of the Seljuks in 1073, and therefore became known until the 1930th2012 is an important Turkish trading and industrial city in the center of Anatolia. It is strategically located in the heart of the Turkish network of highways and railways, which serve as a hub for the marketing of agricultural products in the environment. It is also realized after the census in 2007, the second largest city in Turkey.

Ankara Capital City of Turkey

Interesting facts about Ankara

Geography and climate
Located on a steep cliff high, rises 150 meters above the plain on the left bank of Ankara Çayı, a tributary of the river  Sakarya. The city is situated in one of the driest areas of Turkey, surrounded by steppe vegetation due to dry continental climate and extreme extreme, with very cold winters where you can expect rain in the form of snow and hot, dry summers. It occurs mainly in spring and autumn.

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Social Development

It has several museums dedicated to the cultural identity and history as well as a mausoleum dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic, with an adjacent museum with a collection of British helters letters and writings as well as personal items, a collection of photographs and a wax statue Of Kemal.

Other museums we can find the ethnographic museum in Ankara, located opposite the opera Talat Pasa, in the district of Ulus. It is a collection of artefacts, Seljuks and Ottomans of the time. On the other hand, there is Anatolian Civilization Museum (Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi) at the entrance to Ankara Castle. It is an old bazaar that has now been restored houses a paleolithisk and neolithisk collection. We also have the National Gallery of Art and Sculpture (Resim-Heykel Müzesi) Museum of Ethnography, which houses from the late nineteenth century to the present a rich collection of Turkish art.

War of Independence Museum (Kurtuluş Savasi Müzesi) is located in Ulus Square, was the Republic of Tyrkien’s first parliament building (TBMM). Independence Scream represented here along with some images and objects that are currently displayed. Other exhibits show wax figure of the former President of the Republic of Turkey. TCDD Locomotive Museum is a freighter near Celal Bayar Boulevard station, which tracks the steam game history through locomotives and artefacts. The Aviation Museum of the Turkish Air Force, near the road to Etimesgut, is also noteworthy. The museum accommodates the various types of aircraft, served or served in the Turkish Air Force (aircraft as F-86, M-100, M-102, M-104, F-5, F and C-160). Also exhibited in the museum is a Hungarian 21-Me, ​​a Pakistani Me-19 and Me-a Bulgarian 17.


The city has four football clubs in the competition currently in the Turkcell Super League: Genclerbirligi (5th place in 2006 -07 season) Buyuksehir Belediye Ankaraspor (seventh place at the end of the season 2006-07) and Ankaragücü (13 in the season 2006-07 ). The fourth Genclerbirligi OFTAS Club participated in the Turkish Super League in the 2007/08 season, which started on August 10, 2007. Ankara 19 Mayi Stadium is the site of football matches and accommodates 21,250 people. In the Turkish basketball league, Ankara Türk Telekom BK and TED Ankara HOUSE Kolejliler will be represented. Ice skating competitions and ice hockey competitions are held in Ankara.

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