Başakşehir

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Başakşehir
District
Location of Başakşehir in Istanbul
Location of Başakşehir in Istanbul
Başakşehir is located in Turkey
Başakşehir
Başakşehir
Location of Başakşehir in Istanbul
Coordinates: 41°05′N 28°49′E / 41.083°N 28.817°E / 41.083; 28.817Coordinates: 41°05′N 28°49′E / 41.083°N 28.817°E / 41.083; 28.817
Country  Turkey
Region Marmara
Province İstanbul Province
District Başakşehir
Government
 • Mayor Mevlüt Uysal (AKP)
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Urban 311,095
 • District 316,176
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 34488-34494
Area code(s) 0212
Licence plate 34
Website www.basaksehir.gov.tr www.basaksehir.bel.tr

Başakşehir is one of the 39 second-level districts in Greater İstanbul, İstanbul Province, Turkey.

Geography[edit]

Başakşehir is situated in the European portion (Rumeli) of İstanbul at 41°05′N 28°49′E / 41.083°N 28.817°E / 41.083; 28.817. Sazlıdere Dam resorvoir is to northwest and Sea of Marmara is to south. It is surrounded by other second-level districts of İstanbul, such as Eyüp, Sultangazi, Esenler, Bağcılar, Küçükçekmece, Avcılar, Esenyurt and Arnavutköy. The population of Başakşehir is 311095 as of 2012.[3]

The Europe Motorway O-3 () starts at Mahmutbey in Başakşehir, and runs through the district in west direction to Edirne.

History[edit]

Former name of the area was Azatlık. The location was specialized in providing gunpowder to Ottoman army. Later a farm was established in place of Azatlık. The farm was known as Resneli farm referring to Resneli Niyazi, a military officer from Resen, Macedonia (then a part of Ottoman Empire), who was a hero of Young Turk Revolution in 1908.[4] Up to 2009 most of Başakşehir was a quarter in Küçükçekmece district. Then it was declared a seat of district.[5]

Notable buildings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  3. ^ Statistical Institute
  4. ^ A page of Başakşehir citizens (Turkish)
  5. ^ Mayor's page (Turkish)