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Part of Tournefort's map,1717
Part of Tournefort's map,1717

Facts in brief:

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. The city has a population over 4 million people. It was formerly known as Angora. The Hittites gave it the name Ankuwash before 1200 BC, the Galatians and Romans called it Ancyra, and in the classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods it was known as Ánkyra. Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. It is the center of the Turkish Government, and houses all foreign embassies. The city was famous for its long-haired Angora goat and its prized wool (mohair), a unique breed of cat (Angora cat), white rabbits and their prized wool (Angora wool), pears, honey, and the region's muscat grapes. Read more...

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