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Gölbaşı is a town and district of the Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, 20 km (12 mi) south of the city of Ankara. According to a 2010 census, the population of the district is 95,109, 93,852 of whom live in the town of Gölbaşı.[3][4] The district covers an area of 738 km2 (285 sq mi),[5] and the average elevation is 970 m (3,182 ft). The district includes the Mogan and Eymir lakes.

Gölbaşı
District
Skyline of Gölbaşı
Location of Gölbaşı, Ankara within Turkey.
Location of Gölbaşı, Ankara within Turkey.
Coordinates: 39°47′43″N 32°48′10″E / 39.79528°N 32.80278°E / 39.79528; 32.80278Coordinates: 39°47′43″N 32°48′10″E / 39.79528°N 32.80278°E / 39.79528; 32.80278
Country Turkey
RegionCentral Anatolia
ProvinceAnkara
Government
 • Governor[1] Raşit Zengin
 • Mayor[2] Yakup Obabaşı (MHP)
Area
 • District738.30 km2 (285.06 sq mi)
Elevation
970 m (3,180 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
109,261
 • District
110,643
 • District density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
06xxx
Area code(s)0312
Licence plate06
WebsiteAnkara Gölbaşı MUNICIPALITY
Lake Mogan

Although the lakes are polluted and infested with mosquitoes, the picnic areas and lakeside restaurants of Gölbaşı serve as a popular retreat from the city for the people of Ankara. A number of government departments have accommodations here, and the town is slowly but surely joining up with the city as the green space between the two disappears. Türk Telekom have their satellite ground control in the area.

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HistoryEdit

Archaeological research in the area has revealed occupation since 3000 BC by a succession of civilısations including Early Bronze Age, Hittites, Phrygians, Romans, and Byzantines. Excavated sites include Selametli, Tuluntaş, Tuluntaş-Ortaçayır, Kızılcaşar-Gökçepınar, Karagedik, Bacılar, Bezirhane Kültepe, Bezirhane-Kepenekçi and İncek-Harmantepe.

The area has long been occupied by Turks, and it was here that Timur hid his elephants in the woods before the Battle of Ankara.

Places of interestEdit

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
198531,671—    
200062,602+4.65%
200773,670+2.35%
200885,499+16.06%
200988,480+3.49%
201095,109+7.49%
2011105,006+10.41%
2012110,643+5.37%
2013115,924+4.77%
2014118,346+2.09%
2015122,288+3.33%
2016123,681+1.14%
2017130,363+5.40%

The population of Gölbaşı city is growing very fast. The main reasons are: a high natural growth rate, migration from rural areas (rural exodus) and immigration from the city of Ankara.

Administrative divisionsEdit

NotesEdit

  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. ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-03-30.
  5. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-05-02.
  6. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute

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