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Geography of Turkey
Area: 780,580 sq. km.
Cities: Capital--Ankara (pop. 3.7 million). Other cities--Istanbul (9.2 million), Izmir (3.2 million), Bursa (1.9 million), Adana (1.7 million).
Terrain: Narrow coastal plain surrounds Anatolia, an inland plateau becomes increasingly rugged as it progresses eastward. Turkey includes one of the more earthquake-prone areas of the world.
Climate: Moderate in coastal areas, harsher temperatures inland.