Besni

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Besni
Besni is located in Turkey
Besni
Besni
Coordinates: 37°41′39″N 37°51′41″E / 37.69417°N 37.86139°E / 37.69417; 37.86139Coordinates: 37°41′39″N 37°51′41″E / 37.69417°N 37.86139°E / 37.69417; 37.86139
Country Turkey
Province Adıyaman Province
Government
 • Mayor İbrahim Öztürk (SP)
 • Kaymakam Aytaç Akgül
Area[1]
 • District 1,150.90 km2 (444.36 sq mi)
Elevation 1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 28,331
 • District 78,462
 • District density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Post code 02300
Website www.besni.bel.tr

Besni is a district of Adıyaman Province of Turkey, 44 km west of the city of Adıyaman. The population of the district center is 29,102 as of 2010. The mayor is İbrahim Öztürk (SP).

The town was brought into the Islamic world by the Ummayads and brought into the Ottoman Empire by sultan Selim I.

Besni is an agricultural region best known for its high quality pale-coloured raisins and for a meat and vegetable casserole dish called Besni Tavası. This is an impoverished rural area, and many families have migrated to the cities of western Turkey.

There is an institute of the University of Adıyaman here.

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.