ABOUT ANKARA

Ankara at a glance

Ankara at a Glance

Ankara with its universities, technology development zones, industrial zones, sector clusters, non governmental organizations, and high quality of life is not only administrative but also social, cultural and innovation capital of Turkey.

Ankara Profile

Climate

The city of Ankara lies at an elevated altitude of 600-850m, on the eastern edge of the Anatolian Plateau and has a continental, suitable climate.

Location

The city well connected to ALL other parts of the country by highways, (new) high speed trains and the modern international and domestic airport.

Size

Ankara's population in 2014 is almost 5.05 million, and has high annual growth rates (e.g. +200,000 migrants in 2011); over 50% of the residents in Turkey can reach Ankara in less than 4 hours ground travel.

Spending Power

High level of education and income; most residents of the city are working for the administration or in 6-7 target industries (e.g. ICT, defense, medical, work and construction machinery, health tourism, education, and furniture).

Young Population

Large number of universities and hence students.

Importance in/of Tourism

Approximately 2.3 million overnights in the province (2010), with 70% domestic.

Leisure

Museums, theatres, cinemas, malls, parks.

Historic Heritage

Ankara has been a city since the Bronze Age, it has always been and remains a cross-road of civilizations and it was declared the capital of the new Republic of Turkey on October 13, 1923.

 
Second largest economy
At the heart of Turkey
Ankara: Center of civilizations in Anatolia
Gaining popularity as a tourist and attraction destination
 

Corporation

Ankara Development Agency
Investment Support Office

 

Location

Aşağı Öveçler Mahallesi
1322. Cadde No: 11  
Çankaya/Ankara TURKEY
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Contact

Phone: +90 312 310 03 00    
Fax: +90 312 309 34 07
Emailydo@ankaraka.org.tr

 

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