Location of Başakşehir in Istanbul
|• Mayor||Mevlüt Uysal (AKP)|
|Elevation||70 m (230 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Başakşehir is situated in the European portion (Rumeli) of İstanbul at . 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.
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. Up to 2009 most of Başakşehir was a quarter in Küçükçekmece district. Then it was declared a seat of district.
- "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.
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- Statistical Institute
- A page of Başakşehir citizens (Turkish)
- Mayor's page (Turkish)