Capital of Turkey
Ankara is both the capital of Turkey and the second most crowded city. The city is geographically located close to the center of the country. Ankara develop rapidly after it was declare the capital city. In the years when the city was declare as the capital, agriculture and animal husbandry were at the forefront, but today, industry and service sectors are dominant.
The city, whose known history dates back 10 thousand years, has hosted many civilizations. Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Ottomans are some civilizations that owned this city. The city, which hosted all these civilizations before the Republic of Turkey, also carries the traces of these civilizations.
The few natural ores of the city are under protection. Ankara’s goat, cat, and rabbit which are name after its, are know around the world.
Most of the museums in Ankara are within the borders of Ankara city center. Also there are 53 museums operate by various institutions in the province. Turkey’s first big museums were establishe in Ankara, which was the president. Anatolian Civilizations Museum is the most visited museum in the city. The works of civilizations find in Ankara from the Paleolithic age to the present are exhibite in the museum.
There are many archaeological sites in the province. Many remains from the Hittites can be seen in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Ankara Castle is a relic from the Galatians, used by many civilizations, and can still be visited today. Roman Bath, Temple of Augustus, Kalecik Castle are the remains of Romans.
Ankara is one of the most advanced cities in Turkey in terms of education and transportation. The fact that the city is the capital is one of the most important reasons for these. Also Ankara, which has hosted many civilizations, continues to be the capital of Turkey today.