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Location of Balışeyh within Turkey.
Location of Balışeyh within Turkey.
Balışeyh is located in Turkey
Location of Balışeyh within Turkey.
Coordinates: 39°55′N 33°43′E / 39.917°N 33.717°E / 39.917; 33.717
Country  Turkey
Province Kırıkkale
 • Mayor Ali Dedelioğlu (MHP)
 • District 676.82 km2 (261.32 sq mi)
Elevation 871 m (2,858 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 2,042
 • District 6,435
 • District density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 71xxx
Area code(s) 0318
Licence plate 71

Balışeyh is a town and district of Kırıkkale Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, the population of the district is 13,702 of which 3,344 live in the town of Balışeyh.[3] Balışeyh is a historical town and thought to be built in the time of Seljuks.


The name "Balışeyh" comes from the famous Sufi Sheik Edebali, who was the mentor and father-in-law of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Administrative situation[edit]

Beside Balışeyh's own municipality, there are two more ones which are Municipalities of Kulaksız and Koçubaba. There are 26 villages administrated by these municipalities.[4]


  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. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (XLS) (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 2007-07-22. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  4. ^ "Belediyeler" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-03-25. [dead link]


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Coordinates: 39°55′N 33°43′E / 39.917°N 33.717°E / 39.917; 33.717