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AREA: 30.715 km²

POPULATION: 3.236.626 (1990)

TRAFFIC CODE: 06

DISTRICTS: Ankara (center), Akyurt, Altındağ, Ayaş, Bala, Beypazarı, Çamlıdere, Çankaya, Çubuk, Elmadağ, Etimesgut, Evren, Gölbaşı, Güdül, Haymana, Kalecik, Kazan, Keçiören, Kızılcahamam, Mamak, Nallıhan, Polatlı, Sincan, Şereflikoçhisar, Yenimahalle.

SITES OF INTEREST: Atatürk's Mausoleum, Atatürk Forest Farm and Zoo, Youth Park (Gençlik Parkı), Ankara Castle, Augustus Temple, Caracalla (Roman) Baths, Julianus Column, Alaeddin Mosque, Hacı Bayram Mosque, Aslanhane (Ahi Şerefaddin) Mosque, Ahi Elvan Mosque, Cenabı Ahmed Pasha Mosque, Ulus Republic Monument, Güven Monument, Victory Monument, new and old Parliament Buildings, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, State Art and Sculpture Museum, Ethnography Museum, Çankaya Atatürk Museum, Natural History Museum, Çubuk Dam, Gölbaşı (lake area), Kızılcahamam Soğuksu National Park and hot springs, Ayaş Karakaya hot springs, Haymana hot springs, Gordion.

Camps

    Bayındır Dam Camping
    Kayaş / Ankara
    Tel: (312) 372 27 31

Provincial Cultural Directorate

    Tel: (358) 218 29 80
    Fax: (358) 218 72 59

Ankara AKM (Atatürk Cultural Center)

    A hall with 250 seats for small performances, and conferences
    3.500 m² Exhibition Hall
    Specialized Library
    2 Art Workshops

Orchestras and Choirs

    Presidential Symphony Orchestra
    Address: TalatPasha Bulvarı No:38 Ankara
    Tel: (0 312) 309 13 43 (4 lines)
    Fax: (0 312) 311 75 48

    Ankara State Turkish Folk Music Choir Directorate
    Address: Atatürk Cultural Center
    Hipodrom - Ankara
    Choir Tel: (0 312) 342 47 90 - 91

    Ankara State Polyphonic Music Choir Directorate
    Address: Atatürk Cultural Center
    Hipodrom - Ankara
    Tel: (0 312) 341 27 45 - 46

    Ankara State Classical Turkish Music Choir Directorate
    Address: Atatürk Cultural Center
    Hipodrom - Ankara
    Choir Tel: (0 312) 342 37 98

    State Folk Dance Ensemble Directorate
    Address: Atatürk Cultural Center
    Hipodrom - Ankara
    Tel: (0 312) 341 19 26 - 341 07 75

    State Fine Arts Gallery Directorate
    Necatibey Cad. No:55 - ANKARA
    Tel: (0 312) 232 19 45


    State Art and Sculpture Museum Directorate

    OPERA/ANKARA
    Tel: (0 312) 311 82 64
    Fax: 311 82 64

Museums

    Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
    Address: Hisar Cad. Ulus - Ankara
    Tel: (312) 324 31 60
    Fax: (312) 311 28 39

    Ethnography Museum
    Address: TalatPasha Bulvarı Opera - Ankara
    Tel: (312) 311 95 56

    War of Independence and Republic Museum
    Address: Cumhuriyet Cad. Ulus - Ankara
    Tel: (312) 311 04 73

    Gordion Museum


Historical Sites and Ruins

    Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
    Gordion - Polatlı/Yassıhöyük
    Roman Bath - Ankara/Center
    Gavurkale Ruins - Ankara/Haymana
    Karalar Village Ruins- Ankara/Kazan
    Karahöyük Ruins - Hacıtuğrul Village
    Etnography Museum
    Temple of Augustus - Ankara/Altındağ
    Beypazarı Culture and History Museum
    Hacıbayram Mausoleum - Ankara/Altındağ
    Mehmet Akif Ersoy House

Significant Days

    Anniversary of Sakarya Victory and Commemoration of the Marties Day

    Polatlı
    13-15 September

    Human Rights Activities
    Altındağ
    10-17 December

    Declaration of Ankara as Capital
    Province-wide
    13 October

    Anniversary of Atatürk's Arrival at Ankara
    Ankara Dikmen (Junction od General Staff Headquarters)
    27 December

    Contribution to Peace Activities
    Altındağ
    6-9 August

    Atatürk's Arrival at Kalecik
    Kalecik
    23 August

    World Environment Day
    Altındağ
    5-6 June

    Festivals:

    Tulip and Culture Festival
    Sincan
    2 May - 9 May

    Carrot Festival
    Beypazarı
    14 October

    Soğuksu Festival
    Soğuksu National Park (Kızılcahamam)
    27 December

    Salt Festival
    Ş. Koçhisar
    5-6 August

    Hot Spring Festival
    Haymana
    18-20 June

    26 March Festival of Amateur Theatres
    Keçiören
    26-31 March

    Melon Festival
    Kazan
    September - October

    Fairs:

    Çorak Fair
    Kızılcahamam
    October-November

    Festivities:

    23 April National Independence and Children's Day (For Disabled Children)
    Altındağ Municipality Cultural Center
    23 April

    Childrens' Theater Festival
    Keçiören
    20-24 May

    19 May Youth Week
    Keçiören
    19-25 May

    Urus Kapama Day
    Beypazarı
    20 August

    Cross Races
    Mamak
    14 November

    Atatürk Week Conferences
    Mamak
    12 November

    Open Air Film Showings
    Keçiören
    4 August - 4 September

    Hıdrellez Spring and Culture Festivities
    Nallıhan
    6 May

    Hıdrellez
    Kalecik
    6 May

    Festivity of Disabled Children
    Altındağ
    22-26 April

    World Theater Day
    Altındağ
    23-27 March

    Youth Week
    Altındağ
    19-26 May

    Karapürçek Wrestling and Music Activities
    Altındağ
    2-3 August