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Turkey Geography, Climate, and Weather

Some say that Turkey is the bridge between Europe and Asia. The Republic of Turkey, located in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, is bordered on the north by Bulgaria, Greece; Georgia, Armenia, and the Black Sea.

It has Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxηivaneast for company on the east and is neighbours with Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean Sea at its south and the Aegean Sea to its west. The total area of Turkey is 779,452 sq km (300,948 sq mi). The capital is Ankara; Istanbul is the largest city.

The Mediterranean and Aegean shores of Turkey experience long, hot summers and mild, rainy winters. Istanbul, located on the Bosporus, has an average January temperature of 0° C (32° F), while the July average is 23° C (73° F).
Precipitation averages about 697 mm (about 27.4 in) annually, and is heaviest between October and March.



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