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Location: Southwestern Asia (that part west of the Bosporus is sometimes included with Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria
Population: 63.4 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Ankara
Comparative area: Slightly larger than Texas
Religions: Muslim 99.8 percent (mostly Sunni), other 0.2 percent (Christian and Jews)
Landscape: Mostly mountains; narrow coastal plain; high central plateau
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1911

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