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Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country . 97% of countries in Asia ( a large part of Anatolia). Istanbul Strait, the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelles Strait and is separated from European Turkey . Turkey’s European part of the country includes 3% ( eastern Thrace or Rumelia in the Balkan peninsula ) .
Turkey as a regional roughly rectangular shape , with long and 800 km ( 500 mi ) wide, more than 1,600 km (1,000 miles). It lies between latitudes 35 ° and 43 ° N and 25 ° and 45 ° E. , including lakes Turkey’s area , longitude , 755,688 kilometers ( 291,773 sq mi ) southwest Asia , including 783,562 square kilometers ( 300,948 sq mi ) , occupies 23,764 square kilometers and Europe ( 9,174 sq mi ) . Bakımındandüny area is the 37th largest country in Turkey . West Aegean Sea, Black Sea and Mediterranean in the south to the north of the country is surrounded by sea on three sides . In Turkey, the Marmara Sea is located in the northwest at the same time .
Lake Van has an area of 3,755 km2 and is the largest lake in Turkey ( 1,450 sq mi ) . The European section of Turkey , East Thrace, forms the borders of Turkey with Greece and Bulgaria . Of the country , Anatolia, the Asian part of the northern and southern vetoros Köroğlu narrow coastal plains between the mountains of Pontus Mountains , consists of a high central plateau . Eastern Turkey has a more mountainous landscape and the Euphrates, Tigris and Aras rivers as resources are hosted . Mount Ararat , 5,137 meters ( 16,854 ft) at its highest point and with Turkey’s Lake Van , the country is the largest lake .
Marmara, Aegean , Black Sea, Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, Southeastern Anatolia and the Mediterranean : Turkey is divided into seven census regions . Rugged north Anatolian terrain running along the Black Sea , a long, narrow belt similar . This region of Turkey comprises approximately one-sixth of the total area . Eastward as a general trend , the inland Anatolian plateau becomes increasingly rugged .