Şehitkamil

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Şehitkamil
Şehitkamil is located in Turkey
Şehitkamil
Şehitkamil
Coordinates: 37°04′29″N 37°23′51″E / 37.07472°N 37.39750°E / 37.07472; 37.39750Coordinates: 37°04′29″N 37°23′51″E / 37.07472°N 37.39750°E / 37.07472; 37.39750
Country Turkey
Province Gaziantep
Government
 • Mayor Muhammet Rıdvan Fadıloğlu (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Haluk Tunçu
Area[1]
 • District 1,198.70 km2 (462.82 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 638,460
 • District 672,159
 • District density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Website www.sehitkamil.bel.tr

Şehitkamil is a district of Gaziantep Province of Turkey. It is part of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality. It contains the old city, including Gaziantep Castle, as well as the University of Gaziantep. The population is 593,958 as of 2010. On 20 August 2012, a bomb attack occurred, killing at least eight and wounding nearly 64 people.[3]

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  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. ^ "PKK bombing kills 8, injures 64 in Turkey near Syrian border". Hurriyet Daily News (Istanbul). 20 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.