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.
The city lies at an elevated altitude of 600-850m, on the eastern edge of the Anatolian Plateau and has a continental, suitable climate. The city is well connected to other parts of the country by highways, (new) high speed trains and the modern international and domestic airport.
Ankara’s population in 2014 was about 5.05 million. Over 50% of the residents in Turkey can reach Ankara in less than 4 hours ground travel.
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. Ankara has a high level of education and income; Many citizens in the city work for the administration or are in 6-7 target industries (e.g. ICT, defense, medical, work and construction machinery, health tourism, education, and furniture). The city has a young population and large number of universities
One can spend a quality time in Ankara thanks to many museums, theatres, cinemas, malls, parks.