Çekmeköy is a district in the Asian suburbs of Istanbul, Turkey. It became a district in 2009 by secession from Ümraniye. Also; Ömerli, Alemdağ, and Taşdelen villages, 17 quarter and four towns joined Çekmeköy district in the same year. Its first mayor, Ahmet Poyraz, was elected in the 2009 Turkish local elections from (AKP).

Çekmeköy
District
Location of Çekmeköy in Istanbul
Location of Çekmeköy in Istanbul
Çekmeköy is located in Turkey
Çekmeköy
Çekmeköy
Coordinates: 41°02′13″N 29°10′43″E / 41.03694°N 29.17861°E / 41.03694; 29.17861Coordinates: 41°02′13″N 29°10′43″E / 41.03694°N 29.17861°E / 41.03694; 29.17861
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Government
 • MayorAhmet Poyraz (AKP)
 • GovernorMehmet Arslan
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Urban
188,290
 • District
193,182
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Area code0-216
Websitewww.cekmekoy.bel.tr
www.cekmekoy.gov.tr
Çekmeköy Alemdağ Neighborhood

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.