Bilecik

Bilecik
Bilecik city center
Bilecik city center
Bilecik is located in Turkey
Bilecik
Bilecik
Coordinates: 40°08′35″N 29°58′45″E / 40.14306°N 29.97917°E / 40.14306; 29.97917Coordinates: 40°08′35″N 29°58′45″E / 40.14306°N 29.97917°E / 40.14306; 29.97917
Country Turkey
Province Bilecik
Government
 • Mayor Selim Yağcı (AKP)
Area
[1]
 • District 840.47 km2 (324.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2012) [2]
 • Urban
51,260
 • District
66,887
 • District density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Website www.bilecik.bel.tr

Bilecik is the provincial capital of Turkey's Bilecik Province. The population of the town is 62,320 (as of 2010). The mayor is Selim Yağcı (AKP).

The town is famous for its numerous restored Turkish houses. It is increasingly becoming more attractive to tourists. With its rich architectural heritage, Bilecik is a member of the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.[3]

30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast from Bilecik is Söğüt, a small town, where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299.

Climate

Bilecik has a mediterranean climate, with cool and often snowy winters and hot and dry summers. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures usually exceeding 30 °C (86 °F) in the height of summer, they are also the driest months. Winters are cold and it frequently snows between the months of December and March.

References

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. ^ "HistoricTowns.org - Turkey". Archived from the original on 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2006-05-13.
  4. ^ "İl ve İlçelerimize Ait İstatistiki Veriler- Meteoroloji Genel Müdürlüğü". Dmi.gov.tr. Archived from the original on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-03-26.

External links

www.bilecikhayat.com Bilecik hayat

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