Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is located 445 km from Istanbul, 245 km from Konya, 400 km from Samsun and 920 km from Erzurum. Antalya is 495 km away.
The city of Ankara, the capital of Turkey, is located in the heart of the country, about 1000 meters above sea level. It is the second largest city in Turkey and a popular tourist destination. In summer, temperatures in Ankara reach up to 30 degrees Celsius, but in the snowy winters, on the contrary, the temperature often drops below freezing.
As early as 230 BC, the first Celtic tribes settled here, on the Persian Royal Road. Already in 25 BC, the city became the capital of the then Roman province of Galatia for the first time. After that, Ankara was repeatedly conquered by various peoples, such as the Romans, Persians, Arabs, the Seljuks. Ankara has long been a major military and commercial city. Since the Turkish liberation struggles in 1920, under Kemal Atatürk, against various occupiers, Ankara has been the capital of Turkey. In 1930, the city was officially named Ankara.
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