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Guide to Ankara
Guide to Ankara

Interesting places and facts about the city Ankara in Turkey

Ankara is the main political, industrial & cultural center and the second largest city in Turkey with a population of over 4.5 million. The legendary capital is located at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level in the middle of the sunny country, on the Anatolian Plateau. The developed modern city has a rich and exciting history that dates back over 2000 years ago. A large settlement called Angora (the official name of the city until 1930) had a great importance during the time of the Romans. Today, foreigners from Asia, Europe, and America have the great opportunity to touch the living history of ancient Rome and see the main attractions of the old city such as the Ataturk Mausoleum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Temple Augustus, the Roman Baths, etc. Going to visit the legendary Turkish capital for the first time? Then you should know that Ankara is currently divided into Old and New cities. scantri advises primarily tourists to explore the numerous sighs, mosques, and museums of the Old city, the historical center of the capital. Here you can walk along the winding streets, located close to the narrow living quarters. On the contrary, the New city can offer traveler much more free space, wide boulevards, busy streets, and modern architecture.

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