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Turkey
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Cities and Towns


The figures given by LookLex are estimates, and heavily rounded off. Accurate population figures presented by many other sources are deceptive and suggest a level of accuracy that does not exist. With few exceptions, urban population figures are no more than advanced guesswork.
Different countries count urban population according to varying methods. In many cases there are no official figures, there may never have been a proper census. There exists no consensus about how to define a border between neighbouring cities, nor to define city borders to a surrounding rural region. City populations are in some cases the population of a municipality, but municipalities can be smaller than the city proper, or they may include vast rural areas.
LookLex definition of a city or town requires continued settlement, and defines the border between neighbouring cities to be the administrative border, a river or a major highway. Our primary source for population data is City Population, but LookLex assess each figure, and in 5 to 10% of the cases we make a different estimate.

Istanbul 8,800,000
Ankara 3,200,000
Izmir 2,200,000
Adana 1,200,000
Bursa 1,200,000
Gaziantep 850,000
Konya 740,000
Antalya 600,000
Mersin 560,000
Diyarbakir 550,000
Kayseri 540,000
Eskisehir 480,000
Sanliurfa 390,000
Malatya 380,000
Erzurum 360,000
Samsun 360,000
Kahramanmaras 330,000
Izmit 290,000
Adapazari 280,000
Denizli 280,000
Tarsus 280,000
Van 280,000
Gebze 275,000
Elazig 270,000
Sivas 250,000
Batman 250,000
Balikesir 240,000
Iskenderun 230,000
Kirikkale 210,000
Manisa 210,000
Trabzon 210,000
Adiyaman 200,000
Antakya 180,000
Corum 170,000
Kütahya 170,000
Isparta 150,000
Aydin 140,000
Karabük 140,000
Usak 140,000
Ordu 130,000
Zonguldak 130,000
Afyon 120,000
Edirne 120,000
Tekirdag 110,000
Tokat 110,000
Bandirma 100,000
Kilis 100,000
Siirt 100,000
Akhisar 90,000
Eregli 90,000
Giresun 90,000
Kars 90,000
Kirsehir 90,000
Nusaybin 85,000
Amasya 80,000
Nigde 80,000
Rize 80,000
Bolu 75,000
Yozgat 75,000
Agri 70,000
Burdur 70,000
Canakkale 70,000
Mardin 70,000
Nevsehir 70,000
Kastamonu 65,000
Mus 65,000
Cankiri 60,000
Dörtyol 60,000
Fethiye 60,000
Silifke 60,000
Zile 60,000
Bergama 55,000
Kirklareli 55,000
Dogubeyazit 50,000
Bitlis 45,000
Mugla 45,000
Alasehir 40,000
Sinop 40,000
Bingöl 35,000
Bodrum 35,000
Gümüshane 35,000
Bilecik 30,000
Hakkari 30,000
Artvin 25,000
Gelibolu 25,000
Divrigi 20,000
Iznik 20,000

All figures are 2004 estimates.





By Tore Kjeilen