Sarıyahşi

Sarıyahşi is a town and district of Aksaray Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, at a distance of 110 km (68 mi) from the province seat of Aksaray. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 12,120 of which 7,751 live in the town of Sarıyahşi, and the remainder in surrounding villages.[3] The district covers an area of 280 km2 (108 sq mi),[4] and lies at an average elevation of 870 m (2,854 ft).

Sarıyahşi
District
Location of Sarıyahşi within Turkey.
Location of Sarıyahşi within Turkey.
Sarıyahşi is located in Turkey
Sarıyahşi
Sarıyahşi
Location of Sarıyahşi within Turkey.
Coordinates: 38°59′N 33°51′E / 38.983°N 33.850°E / 38.983; 33.850
Country Turkey
RegionCentral Anatolia
ProvinceAksaray
Government
 • Governorİskender Çolak
 • MayorFatih Ünsal (MHP)
Area
 • District279.57 km2 (107.94 sq mi)
Elevation
870 m (2,850 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
3,866
 • District
5,481
 • District density20/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
68xxx
Area code(s)0382
Licence plate68
Websitewww.sariyahsi.gov.tr

The district is good agricultural land watered by Hirfanlı Dam reservoir, and used for growing grain and other crops. There is a uranium mine in the village of Bekdik and various stone quarries.

The town of Sarıyahşi is a small rural centre providing schools and other basic amenities to the surrounding countryside.

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. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on 2007-07-22. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
  4. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Archived from the original on 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2008-04-22.

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Coordinates: 38°59′N 33°51′E / 38.983°N 33.850°E / 38.983; 33.850