Before going abroad, it never hurts to know anything or a location. You should learn how to ask for help and where the toilet is, as well as the laws and how a respectable citizen is expected to dress and behave.
But you might also know some random facts just because. So, if you happen to be planning a trip to Turkey soon, why not use this article to improve your country’s knowledge?
Here are 6 mind-boggling facts about Turkey.
1. National sport is oil wrestling.
In Turkey, the national sport is oil wrestling. This is also called a fat fight and involves both wrestlers draining the oil before the start of the game.
2. Half of the population is younger than 30.
23.4% of the Turkish population is under the age of 14 and a total of 30% are under the age of 30. In contrast, only 8.5% are over the age of 65.
3. Turkey has the largest number of mosques in the world.
In terms of mosques, Turkey has the highest per capita in the world. There are over 82,000 of them in the county and their number continues to grow.
4. The joy of Turkey was the inspiration for jelly beans.
Made of starch gel and sugar, Turkish entertainment was created in 1777. It was introduced to the United States and was inspired by modern jelly beans.
5. Turkey consumes the most tea each year.
Every year, the Turkish population consumes more tea than any other country in the world. That’s right – they manage to defeat Britain, despite the stereotype that the English are tea fanatics.
6. More than 30 languages are used in Turkey.
Of course, Turkish speaks Turkish (70% of the population), but the population also speaks Zuzaki, Arabic, Kurmanji and many others.