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Location:  Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia
Geographic Coordinates:   39 00 N, 35 00 E
Area:   783,562 sq km (land: 769,632 sq km water: 13,930 sq km)
Climate:  Temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior
Languages:  Turkish (official), Kurdish, other minority languages
Population:  80,694,485 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Ankara
Religion:  Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly Christians and Jews)
Ethnic Groups:  Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 18%, other minorities 7-12% (2008 est.)
Independence:  29 October 1923 (successor state to the Ottoman Empire)

Source:  CIA Factbook