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Sivrihisar (Turkish: Sivrihisar, "a pointed castle") is a town and district of Eskişehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2010 census, population of the district is 23 488 of which 9,817 live in the town of Sivrihisar.[3] The district covers an area of 2,987 km2 (1,153 sq mi), and the average elevation is 1,070 m (3,510 ft).

Sivrihisar
District
Location of Sivrihisar within Turkey.
Location of Sivrihisar within Turkey.
Sivrihisar is located in Turkey
Sivrihisar
Sivrihisar
Location of Sivrihisar within Turkey.
Coordinates: 39°27′N 31°32′E / 39.450°N 31.533°E / 39.450; 31.533
Country Turkey
RegionCentral Anatolia
ProvinceEskişehir
Government
 • GovernorAhmet Katırcı
 • MayorHamid Yüzügüllü (JDP a.k.a. AKP or AK Parti)
Area
 • District2,546.71 km2 (983.29 sq mi)
Elevation
1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
9,820
 • District
22,712
 • District density8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
26xxx
Area code(s)0222
Licence plate26
Websitewww.sivrihisar.gov.tr

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LocationEdit

The town of Sivrihisar lies 13 km (8.1 mi) north of the historical site of Pessinus, at the foot of a high double-peaked ridge of granite, which bears the ruins of a Byzantine castle, and gives the town its name (sivri "sharp, pointed", hisar "fortress, castle"). It is located at the intersection of the E-90 and E-96 routes.

EconomyEdit

As of 1920, Sivrihisar was producing knitting clothing.[4]

Notable nativesEdit

See alsoEdit

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. ^ Prothero, G. W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 112. Archived from the original on 2013-11-10.
  5. ^ Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. "Life of Nasreddin Hoca" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-04-06.

ReferencesEdit

 
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