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Color-coded geographical regions map of "Turkey, with national and provincial borders superimposed in thicker gray and thinner white, respectively. The seven official geographical regions are the "Marmara Region (dark green), the "Black Sea Region (light green), the "Aegean Region (blue), the "Mediterranean Region (purple), the "Central Anatolia Region (brown), the "Eastern Anatolia Region (orange), and the "Southeastern Anatolia Region (yellow)

The geographical regions of Turkey comprise seven regions ("Turkish: bölge) which were originally defined at the country's "First Geography Congress in 1941.[1] These seven regions are subdivided into twenty one sections ("Turkish: bölüm), which are further split into numerous areas ("Turkish: yöre) as defined by microclimate and bounded by local geographic formations.

"Regions" as defined in this context are merely for "geographic, "demographic, and "economic purposes, and do not refer to an "administrative division.

Regions and subregions[edit]

Distinctions of the regions[edit]

The "Aegean Region has:

The "Black Sea Region has:

The "Central Anatolia Region has:

The "Eastern Anatolia Region has:

The "Marmara Region has:

The "Mediterranean Region has:

The "Southeastern Anatolia Region has:

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Ali Yiğit, "Geçmişten Günümüze Türkiye'yi Bölgelere Ayıran Çalışmalar ve Yapılması Gerekenler", Ankara Üniversitesi Türkiye Coğrafyası Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi, IV. Ulural Coğrafya Sempozyumu, "Avrupa Birliği Sürecindeki Türkiye'de Bölgesel Farklılıklar", pp. 34–35. Archived 2012-03-31 at the "Wayback Machine.
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