Ankara is the capital of Turkey. Located in the central part
of Anatolia, the city has a population of 5.1 million in its urban
center and over 5.7 million in Ankara Province, making it Turkey's
second-largest city after Istanbul.
Serving as the capital of the ancient Celtic state of Galatia (280–64 BC), and later of the Roman province with the same name (25 BC–7th century), the city is very old, with various Hattian, Hittite, Lydian, Phrygian, Galatian, Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman archeological sites. The Ottomans made the city the capital first of the Anatolia Eyalet (1393 – late 15th century) and then the Angora Vilayet (1867–1922). The historical center of Ankara is a rocky hill rising 150 m (500 ft) over the left bank of the Ankara River, a tributary of the Sakarya River. The hill remains crowned by the ruins of Ankara Castle. Although few of its outworks have survived, there are well-preserved examples of Roman and Ottoman architecture throughout the city, the most remarkable being the 20 BC Temple of Augustus and Rome that boasts the Monumentum Ancyranum, the inscription recording the Res Gestae Divi Augusti.
The local currency in Turkey is Turkish Lira (TL). Cash can
exchanged easily and without commission.
Turkish banknotes : 5,10,20,50,100,200 TL
Turkish coins: 5,10,25,50 kuruş and 1 TL
There are variety of In-city transport vehicles in Ankara such as 1. Subway (Metro) 2. The Yenimahalle - Şentepe Cable Car Line 3. Public Buses 4. Dolmuş 5. Taxi.
The website https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ now serves as a platform for tourists to apply for Turkish e-visa.
Tourist Visa Information
|Enter Type||Single enter only|
|Validity||180 days (starting from the date of issue)|
|Length of Stay||No more than 30 days|
|Processing Time||1 working day|
|Requirement||You need to have a travel document valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Turkey. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates.|