from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly An·cy·ra (ăn-sīˈrə) and An·go·ra (ăng-gôrˈə, -gōrˈə, ăngˈgər-ə)Ankara The capital of Turkey, in the west-central part of the country at an elevation of about 915 m (3,000 ft). An important commercial center from ancient times until the late 19th century, the city declined until it replaced Istanbul as the capital in 1923. Population: 3,200,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Turkey.

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  • n. the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats


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From Latin Ancyra (capital of ancient Galatia), from Ancient Greek Ἄγκυρα (Ankura), from ἄγκυρα (ankura, "anchor").


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