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The inner walls of Ankara Castle in Ulus date from the 7th century after the total destruction of Ankara by the Persians in 622 AD. Ankara is 938 m (3,077 ft) above sea level. The castle is 978 metres (3,208.7 feet) a.s.l.

The outer wall dates from the 9th century AD. In the distance, the rectangular building with the amber lighting left of centre is Ataturk's monumental mausoleum. There is an amusement park at right with a Ferris Wheel.

Ankara gave its name to the well known 'Angora' rabbits, goats and cats, known for their wool, mohair and fur.

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