Turkey continent map
Map of Turkey continent. Turkey continent map (Western Asia - Asia) to print. Turkey continent map (Western Asia - Asia) to download. Turkey is a transcontinental country located in both Asia and Europe continent. 97% of Turkey territory lies in Asia and only 3% of its territory lies in Europe as its shown in Turkey continent map. Turkey is situated in Anatolia and the Balkans, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria.
Anatolia (Turkish: Anadolu) is a large, roughly rectangular peninsula situated bridge like between Europe and Asia as its mentioned in Turkey continent map. The Anatolian part of Turkey accounts for 97% of the country area. It is also known as Asia Minor, Asiatic Turkey or the Anatolian Plateau. The term Anatolia is most frequently used in specific reference to the large, semiarid central plateau, which is rimmed by hills and mountains that in many places limit access to the fertile, densely settled coastal regions.
The European portion of Turkey, known as Thrace (Turkish: Trakya), encompasses 3% of the total area but is home to more than 10% of the total population as you can see in Turkey continent map. Istanbul, the largest city of Europe and Turkey, has a population of 11,372,613. Thrace is separated from the Asian portion of Turkey by the Bosporus (Turkish: İstanbul Boğazı), the Sea of Marmara (Turkish: Marmara Denizi), and the Dardanelles (Turkish: Çanakkale Boğazı).