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The capital city of Turkey is Ankara


Ankara is located in the Central Anatolian Region, surrounded by the provinces of Kirikkale and Kir§ehir to the east, Qankiri to the north, Bolu to the northwest, Eskiehir to the west, and Konya and Aksaray to the south. Ankara covers an area of 26,897 km2 between plains formed by the Kizilirmak and Sakarya rivers at an altitude of nearly 890 metres. To the north of the central parts of the city lie the Northern Anatolian Mountains. The plains consist of folds and depression zones enclosed by mountains, which run from the southwest to the northeast. The Salt Lake, a large shallow lake, and adjacent agricultural areas run along the southern tip of the Ankara plains.

Along with the Sakarya and Kizilirmak rivers, the Qubuk, incesu and Ova streams water the plains of the city. In the city's borders are also Mogan, Eymir, Karagol, Kurumcu and Samsun natural lakes and Qamlidere, Kesikkopru, Kurt Bogazi and Sariyar reservoirs.

Ankara, a capital which hosts a large number of universities, technoparks, industrial zones, strong sector clusters, high level of bureaucracy, international agencies and civil society organizations, has a huge economic, social, human and intellectual capital. According to the data obtained by the "Research of Socio-economic Development Ranking of Provinces and Regions in Turkey" conducted by SPO in 2003, Ankara has the second highest level of development in Turkey. Ankara is also the second most competitive city in Turkey according to "Inter-Province Competitiveness Index" conducted by International Competitiveness Research Institute (URAK) in 2009-2010 and the most competitive city according to the "A Competitiveness Index for Turkey" research undertaken by the Center for Economic and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) in 2009. Furthermore, according to the research called "Turkey's Liveable Cities" undertaken by CNBC-e Business Magazine, Ankara is awarded as the "Turkey's Most Liveable City" every year.

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