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List of districts in Turkey

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Districts of Turkey

The 81 provinces of Turkey are divided into 957 districts (ilçeler; sing. ilçe). In the early Turkish Republic and in the Ottoman Empire, the corresponding unit was the kaza.

The district bears the same name as the district capital (with the exception of the district of Antakya (in Hatay)).[citation needed] A district may cover both rural and urban areas. One district of a province is designated the central district (merkez ilçe) from which the district is administered. The central district is administered by an appointed provincial deputy governor and other the non-central districts by an appointed sub-governor (kaymakam) from their district center (ilçe merkezi) municipality. In central districts the district center municipality also serves as the provincial center municipality. Both the deputy governor and sub-governors are responsible to the province governor (vali).

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Local governmentEdit

Municipalities (belediye) can be created in, and are subordinate to, the districts in which they are located. Each district has at least one municipality (belde) in the district center from which both the municipal government for that municipality and the district government is administered. A municipality is headed by an elected mayor (belediye başkanı) who administers the local government for defined municipal matters. More and more settlements which are outside of district centers have municipalities as well, usually because their population requires one. A municipality's borders usually correspond to that of the urban settlement it covers, but may also include some undeveloped land.

Villages (köy) outside of municipalities and quarters or neighborhoods (mahalle) within municipalities are the lowest level of local government, and are also the most numerous unit of local government in Turkey. They elect muhtars to care for specific administrative matters such as residence registration. The designation slightly differs (köy muhtarı for village muhtar, mahalle muhtarı for quarter muhtar) and the tasks, which are largely similar but are adapted to their locality.

There are büyükşehir belediyesi (or greater municipalities) for large cities like İstanbul or İzmir and consist of an extra administrative layer run by an elected head mayor, who oversees a number of municipalities and mayors.[citation needed]

List of districts with populationEdit

The districts and their populations (as of December 31, 2015) are listed below, by region and by province (with capital district in bold text).

In 16 provinces with greater municipality the total population of the province is not equal to the summation of all district populations. In greater municipalities some (in case of İstanbul and Kocaeli all) districts are within the capital city. Those intracity districts are shown as " (central district) " . The population in central districts is also shown in the boldface capital city. In greater municipalities, the actual population of the province is the sum of all district populations except the boldface capital city.[citation needed] (This is true only for 16 greater municipalities; Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Mersin, Sakarya, Samsun. For the remaining 65 provinces the population figures for districts add up to total province population ) (see: Metropolitan centers in Turkey)

Istanbul RegionEdit

Istanbul SubregionEdit

Istanbul ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of İstanbul

Western Marmara RegionEdit

Tekirdağ SubregionEdit

Tekirdağ ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Tekirdağ
Edirne ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Edirne
Kırklareli ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kırklareli

Balıkesir SubregionEdit

Balıkesir ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Balıkesir
Çanakkale ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Çanakkale

Aegean RegionEdit

İzmir SubregionEdit

İzmir ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of İzmir

Aydın SubregionEdit

Aydın ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Aydın
Denizli ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Denizli
Muğla ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Muğla

Manisa SubregionEdit

Manisa ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Manisa
Afyonkarahisar ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Afyonkarahisar
Kütahya ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kütahya
Uşak ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Uşak

Eastern Marmara RegionEdit

Bursa SubregionEdit

Bursa ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Bursa
Bilecik ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Bilecik
Eskişehir ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Eskişehir

Kocaeli SubregionEdit

Kocaeli ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kocaeli
Bolu ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Bolu
Düzce ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Düzce
Sakarya ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Sakarya
Yalova ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Yalova

Western AnatoliaEdit

Ankara SubregionEdit

Ankara ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Ankara

Konya SubregionEdit

Konya ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Konya
Karaman ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Karaman

Mediterranean RegionEdit

Antalya SubregionEdit

Antalya ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Antalya
Burdur ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Burdur
Isparta ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Isparta

Adana SubregionEdit

Adana ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Adana
Mersin ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Mersin

Hatay SubregionEdit

Hatay ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Hatay
Kahramanmaraş ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kahramanmaraş
Osmaniye ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Osmaniye

Central AnatoliaEdit

Kırıkkale SubregionEdit

Kırıkkale ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kırıkkale
Aksaray ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Aksaray
Kırşehir ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kırşehir
Nevşehir ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Nevşehir
Niğde ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Niğde

Kayseri SubregionEdit

Kayseri ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kayseri
Sivas ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Sivas
Yozgat ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Yozgat

Western Black Sea RegionEdit

Zonguldak SubregionEdit

Zonguldak ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Zonguldak
Bartın ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Bartın
Karabük ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Karabük

Kastamonu SubregionEdit

Kastamonu ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kastamonu
Çankırı ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Çankırı
Sinop ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Sinop

Samsun SubregionEdit

Samsun ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Samsun
Amasya ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Amasya
Çorum ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Çorum
Tokat ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Tokat

Eastern Black Sea RegionEdit

Trabzon SubregionEdit

Trabzon ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Trabzon
Artvin ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Artvin
Rize ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Rize

Ordu SubregionEdit

Ordu ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Ordu
Giresun ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Giresun
Gümüşhane ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Gümüşhane

Northeast AnatoliaEdit

Erzurum SubregionEdit

Erzurum ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Erzurum
Bayburt ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Bayburt
Erzincan ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Erzincan

Ağrı SubregionEdit

Ağrı ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Ağrı
Ardahan ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Ardahan
Iğdır ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Iğdır
Kars ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Kars

Central-Eastern AnatoliaEdit

Malatya SubregionEdit

Malatya ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Malatya
Bingöl ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Bingöl
Elazığ ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Elazığ
Tunceli ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Tunceli

Van SubregionEdit

Van ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Van
Bitlis ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Bitlis
Hakkâri ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Hakkâri
Muş ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Muş

Southeastern AnatoliaEdit

Gaziantep SubregionEdit

Gaziantep ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Gaziantep
Adıyaman ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Adıyaman
Kilis ProvinceEdit

Şanlıurfa SubregionEdit

Şanlıurfa ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Şanlıurfa
Diyarbakır ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Diyarbakır

Mardin SubregionEdit

Mardin ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Mardin
Batman ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Batman
Siirt ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Siirt
Şırnak ProvinceEdit
 
Districts of Şırnak

See alsoEdit