Akçakale

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Akçakale
Akçakale town
Akçakale town
Akçakale is located in Turkey
Akçakale
Akçakale
Coordinates: 36°42′39″N 38°56′52″E / 36.71083°N 38.94778°E / 36.71083; 38.94778Coordinates: 36°42′39″N 38°56′52″E / 36.71083°N 38.94778°E / 36.71083; 38.94778
Country Turkey
Province Şanlıurfa
Government
 • Mayor Abdulhakim Ayhan (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Şefik Aygöl
Area[1]
 • District 690.86 km2 (266.74 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 28,684
 • District 91,731
 • District density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Website www.akcakale.bel.tr
Districts of Şanlıurfa

Akçakale (Arabic: تل أبيضTal Abyaḍ) is a mostly ethnic Arab town and district of Şanlıurfa Province in southeastern Turkey. It lies on the road D.885 and forms a divided city with Tell Abyad in Syria, maintaining a border crossing. The mayor is Abdülhakim Ayhan (AKP).[3]

2012 Syrian border clash[edit]

On October 3, 2012, Akçakale town of Turkey was hit by shells from across the Syrian border killing five civilians.[3][4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Akçakale
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10
(50)
13
(55)
17
(62)
23
(73)
29
(84)
35
(95)
39
(102)
38
(100)
35
(95)
27
(80)
19
(66)
12
(53)
24.8
(76.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(33)
2
(35)
5
(41)
9
(48)
13
(55)
18
(64)
21
(69)
20
(68)
16
(60)
11
(51)
5
(41)
2
(35)
10.3
(50)
Precipitation mm (inches) 91
(3.6)
69
(2.7)
69
(2.7)
48
(1.9)
30
(1)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
23
(0.9)
43
(1.7)
79
(3.1)
455
(17.7)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b La Turquie riposte après des tirs d'obus syriens sur son sol, Le Figaro, 04/10/2012
  4. ^ "Turkey hits targets inside Syria after border deaths". BBC News. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Akcakale, Turkey". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on 24 November 2011.