Ankara with its universities, technology development zones, industrial zones, sector clusters, non governmental organizations, and high quality of life is not only administrative but also social, cultural and innovation capital of Turkey.
The city of Ankara lies at an elevated altitude of 600-850m, on the eastern edge of the Anatolian Plateau and has a continental, suitable climate.
The city well connected to ALL other parts of the country by highways, (new) high speed trains and the modern international and domestic airport.
Ankara’s population in 2014 is almost 5.05 million, and has high annual growth rates (e.g. +200,000 migrants in 2011); over 50% of the residents in Turkey can reach Ankara in less than 4 hours ground travel.
High level of education and income; most residents of the city are working for the administration or in 6-7 target industries (e.g. ICT, defense, medical, work and construction machinery, health tourism, education, and furniture).
Large number of universities and hence students.
Importance in/of Tourism
Approximately 2.3 million overnights in the province (2010), with 70% domestic.
Museums, theatres, cinemas, malls, parks.
Ankara has been a city since the Bronze Age, it has always been and remains a cross-road of civilizations and it was declared the capital of the new Republic of Turkey on October 13, 1923.