Geographical regions of Turkey

Turkey Black Sea Region Mediterranean Region, Turkey
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

Distinctions of the regions

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:

Population by region

Population by region (2019)[2]
Region Population
Marmara 24,465,689
Central Anatolia 12,705,812
Mediterranean 10,552,942
Aegean 10,318,157
Southeastern Anatolia 8,876,531
Black Sea 7,674,496
Eastern Anatolia 5,966,101

Sources

  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
  2. ^ "Türkiye'nin Nüfus Haritası". www.icisleri.gov.tr. Retrieved 2020-08-19.