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Turkey (GPS: 39 00 N, 35 00 E) located in Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria. The country’s area measurements are total: 783,562 sq km; land: 769,632 sq km, water: 13,930 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly larger than Texas. The total irrigated land is 52,150 sq km (2012).
One of the essential features of Turkey: Strategic location controlling the Turkish Straits (Bosporus, Sea of Marmara, Dardanelles) that link the Black and Aegean Seas. The 3% Turkish territory north of the Straits lies in Europe and goes by the names of European Turkey, Eastern Thrace, or Turkish Thrace. 97% of the country in Asia referred to as Anatolia. Istanbul, which straddles the Bosporus, is the only metropolis in the world located on two continents. Mount Ararat, the legendary landing place of Noah’s ark, is in the far eastern portion of the country.