If you lived in Turkey instead of French Polynesia, you would:

Health

live 2.2 years less

In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 58.8% more money

French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $27,000 as of 2017.

be 50.0% less likely to be unemployed

In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Turkey, that number is 10.9% as of 2017.

be 11.2% more likely to live below the poverty line

In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Turkey, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy

In French Polynesia, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turkey, on the other hand, 15.8 children do as of 2020.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline

French Polynesia has a total of 2,525 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Turkey: At a glance

Turkey is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 769,632 sq km. Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks." Under his leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, Turkish political parties have multiplied, but democracy has been fractured by periods of instability and intermittent military coups (1960, 1971, 1980), which in each case eventually resulted in a return of political power to civilians. In 1997, the military again helped engineer the ouster - popularly dubbed a "post-modern coup" - of the then Islamic-oriented government. Turkey intervened militarily on Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island and has since acted as patron state to the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus," which only Turkey recognizes. A separatist insurgency begun in 1984 by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) - now known as the Kurdistan People's Congress or Kongra-Gel (KGK) - has dominated the Turkish military's attention and claimed more than 30,000 lives. After the capture of the group's leader in 1999, the insurgents largely withdrew from Turkey mainly to northern Iraq. In 2013, KGK and the Turkish Government agreed to a ceasefire that continues despite slow progress in ongoing peace talks. Turkey joined the UN in 1945 and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. In 1964, Turkey became an associate member of the European Community. Over the past decade, it has undertaken many reforms to strengthen its democracy and economy; it began accession membership talks with the European Union in 2005.
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