Central Anatolia ( Turkish İç Anadolu ) is the second largest of the seven geographic areas of Turkey with an area of 151,000 km² . The official name is "Central Anatolia Region" (tr. İç Anadolu Bölgesi ). It represents about 1/5 (19.4%) of the Turkish state territory.
This region has officially existed since the Geography Congress in Ankara in 1941 and is geographically divided into four subregions or areas.
The geographical division:
Politically, Turkey is divided into 81 provinces. This region includes the following provinces:
|Parliamentary election 2018 results from Central Anatolia|
|Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi||47.1%|
|Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi||19.9%|
|Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi||15.8%|
|Climate data of Central Anatolia||numbers|
|Average temperature||15.6 ° C|
|Maximum temperature||48.8 ° C|
|Lowest temperature||−26.2 ° C|
|Average humidity||62.6 mg|
|Average rainfall||392.0 mm|
In terms of population, Central Anatolia is the largest geographical area in Turkey after the Marmara region. According to the 2000 census, the population was 11,608,868 and the population density was 77 inh. / Km² (TR nationwide: 81 inh. / Km² - 2018: 103 inh. / Km²). 67.25% of the population (8,039,036) live in cities, 30.75% (3,569,832) in rural areas. The annual population growth was 1.578%.