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The Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) is a country located in southwestern Asia (Anatolia), and southeastern Europe (Thrace), with the two parts of the country being separated by the Sea of Marmara (Turkish: Marmara Denizi), which in turn is connected to the Black Sea by the Bosphorus and to the Aegean Sea by the Dardanelles. Turkey shares land borders are with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, as well having coasts on the Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea, and the Mediterranean, including the Aegean Sea.
As of 2007, Turkey had an estimated population of 71,158,647. The largest city in the country, is Istanbul, with an estimated population of about 10.3 million. The country's capital is Ankara, which is in the heart of the country and has a population of about 4.3 million. Additionally, there are four other cities with populations of over one million (Adana, Bursa, Gaziantep, and Izmir), as well as more than fifty cities with populations over 100,000.
The Turkish economy is sometimes classified as a developed country, but other cases it is considered a newly industrialized country. Either way, Turkey is known for its large agricultural sector and growing industrial sector. Additionally, tourism is growing more and more important, and in 2005 alone. more than 20 million tourists visited the country.
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