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. The district covers an area of 2,987 km2 (1,153 sq mi), and the average elevation is 1,070 m (3,510 ft).
Location of Sivrihisar within Turkey.
|• Governor||Ahmet Katırcı|
|• Mayor||Hamid Yüzügüllü (JDP a.k.a. AKP or AK Parti)|
|• District||2,546.71 km2 (983.29 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,070 m (3,510 ft)|
|• District density||8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
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.
As of 1920, Sivrihisar was producing knitting clothing.
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- District governor's official website (in Turkish)
- Local guide to Sivrihisar (in Turkish) / (in English)
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