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Interesting Facts about Turkey

Turkey Interesting Facts

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey or Republic of Türkiye, is a country in Asia and Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Turkey:

  • Tea is a favorite drink among Turks.
  • Over 80,000 mosques exist in Turkey.
  • The first Christian church was founded in Turkey's Antioch.
  • The Republic of Turkey is the real name of the nation.
  • Once, Leonardo da Vinci created a bridge over the Golden Horn.
  • 75% of the world's hazelnut exports come from Turkey.
  • In Turkey, more than 30 languages are spoken.
  • The longest word in Turkish is "Muvaffakiyetsizleştiricileştiriveremeyebileceklerimizdenmişsinizcesine".
  • In Turkey, it is against the law to wear a fez.
  • Istanbul is located on two continents: Asia and Europe.
  • The oldest working subterranean railway in Continental Europe is Turkey's Tünel funicular.
  • The 1,175 kilometers of Black Sea coastline in Turkey.
  • The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul contains 64 lanes and 4,000 stores. The Grand Bazaar, one of the biggest and oldest markets in the world, receives up to 400,000 people each day. It's frequently referred to as one of the world's oldest shopping centers.
  • St. Peter's Church, the earliest church ever constructed by humans, is located in Turkey's Antioch (Antakya).
  • Ephesus is home to the first church devoted to the Virgin Mary.
  • Sirkeci Train Station is a historic structure in Istanbul. The Simplon-Orient Express, known as the "king of trains and train of kings," had its final stop here on its route between Paris and Constantinople from 1883 until 1977. One of the passengers on this illustrious train was Agatha Christie.
  • The Lydian monarch Croesus used electrum coins in Sardis, in the Aegean area of Turkey, for the first time in history around 640 BC.
  • One of the three most well-known and distinctive traditional cuisines in the world may be found in Turkey.
  • Turkey has over 9,000 different flower species, of which 3,000 are indigenous. For instance, there are 11,500 species in Europe. This demonstrates the diversity of Anatolia's flora and wildlife.
  • Cappadocia provided refuge for early Christians fleeing Roman persecution.
  • Turkey shares land borders with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.

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