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Turkey

Officially the Republic of Turkey, is a contiguous transcontinental country, located mostly on Anatolia in Western Asia and on East Thrace in Southeastern Europe.

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Tourism in Turkey

Capital Ankara
Largest City Istanbul
Language Turkish
Currency Turkish lira ₺ (TRY)

Bordering Countries

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Highest Point

Mount Ararat at 16,949 feet (5,166 m)

Ethnic Groups

Turks, 80 percent; Kurds, 20 percent

Greece

Officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southern Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece’s population is around 11 million. Athens is the nation’s capital and largest city.

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Tourism in Greece

Capital and Largest City Athens
Language Greek
Currency Euro (€)a (EUR)
Drives on the Right

Bordering Countries

Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Macedonia.

Highest Point

Mount Olympus at 2,919 m above sea level.

Ethnic Groups

Greek Orthodox 98%, Islam 1.3%, other .7%