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[ang-ker-uh, ahng-] /ˈæŋ kər ə, ˈɑŋ-/
a city in and the capital of Turkey, in the central part.
Also called Angora.
Ancient Ancyra. Unabridged
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the capital of Turkey: an ancient city in the Anatolian highlands: first a capital in the 3rd century bc, in the Celtic kingdom of Galatia. Pop: 3 593 000 (2005 est) Ancient name Ancyra Former name (until 1930) Angora
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Ankara [(ang-kuhr-uh)]

Capital of Turkey, located in west-central Turkey; the country's administrative, commercial, and cultural center.

Note: Formerly known as Angora; home of Angora goats, famous for their fine wool.
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