Afşin is a town and district of Kahramanmaraş Province in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.

Afşin
Afşin - panoramio.jpg
Afşin is located in Turkey
Afşin
Afşin
Coordinates: 38°15′00″N 36°55′00″E / 38.25000°N 36.91667°E / 38.25000; 36.91667Coordinates: 38°15′00″N 36°55′00″E / 38.25000°N 36.91667°E / 38.25000; 36.91667
Country Turkey
ProvinceKahramanmaraş
Government
 • MayorFazlı Aydoğan (AKP)
 • KaymakamFaik Arıcan
Area
 • District1,427.77 km2 (551.27 sq mi)
Elevation
1,230 m (4,040 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
43,217
 • District
83,324
 • District density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Post code
46500
Websitewww.afsin.bel.tr

The town of Afşin had a population of roughly 43,217 in 2012. Its economy consists mainly of agriculture[citation needed] although in recent years the industry has been developing slowly.

Amongst the villages in the district of Afşin are Tanır and Büyük Tatlar. Tanır has three quarters: Önder, Karşıyaka, Çağlayan.[citation needed]

Afşin-Elbistan power stationsEdit

Two coal fired power stations are operational and are said to be damaging health via air pollution.[3] A third is proposed.

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Kahramanmaraş'ta kanserin kol gezdiği mahalle santral nedeniyle göz göre göre yok oluyor" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2020-10-05.

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