Ankara is located in the northwest of Central Anatolia, “at the heart of Turkey” between the branches of Kızılırmak and Sakarya rivers, at an altitude of 850 meters (2800 ft).
The city lies in the eastern edge of the Anatolian Plateau. It is bordered by the provinces of Eskişehir to the west, Çankırı and Bolu to the north, Kırıkkale and Kırşehir to the east, Konya and Aksaray to the south.
Ankara is the third biggest city in terms of total acreage. Average temperatures range from 25 °C in the summer months to 5 °C in the winter months.