Bilecik

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Bilecik
Municipality
Bilecik city center
Bilecik city center
Bilecik is located in Turkey
Bilecik
Bilecik
Coordinates: 40°08′35″N 29°58′45″E / 40.14306°N 29.97917°E / 40.14306; 29.97917Coordinates: 40°08′35″N 29°58′45″E / 40.14306°N 29.97917°E / 40.14306; 29.97917
Country Turkey
Province Bilecik
Government
 • Mayor Selim Yağcı (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 840.47 km2 (324.51 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 51,260
 • District 66,887
 • District density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Website www.bilecik.bel.tr

Bilecik is the provincial capital of Turkey's Bilecik Province. The population of the town is 62,320 (as of 2010). The mayor is Selim Yağcı (AKP).

The town is famous for its numerous restored Turkish houses. It is increasingly becoming more attractive to tourists. With its rich architectural heritage, Bilecik is a member of the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.[3]

30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast from Bilecik is Söğüt, a small town, where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299.

Climate[edit]

Bilecik has a mediterranean climate near the borderline of the continental climate with cold and often snowy winters and hot and dry summers. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures usually exceeding 30 °C (86 °F) in the height of summer, they are also the driest months. Winters are cold and it frequently snows a lot between the months of December and March.

Climate data for Bilecik
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.9
(42.6)
7.5
(45.5)
11.6
(52.9)
17.0
(62.6)
22.0
(71.6)
26.0
(78.8)
28.5
(83.3)
28.7
(83.7)
24.8
(76.6)
19.3
(66.7)
13.0
(55.4)
7.7
(45.9)
17.67
(63.8)
Average low °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
0.2
(32.4)
2.6
(36.7)
6.8
(44.2)
10.7
(51.3)
14.2
(57.6)
16.3
(61.3)
16.5
(61.7)
13.1
(55.6)
9.6
(49.3)
5.2
(41.4)
1.9
(35.4)
8.07
(46.54)
Precipitation mm (inches) 50.5
(1.988)
39.5
(1.555)
43.3
(1.705)
42.3
(1.665)
42.9
(1.689)
35.3
(1.39)
19.3
(0.76)
10.6
(0.417)
22.0
(0.866)
47.5
(1.87)
43.0
(1.693)
55.4
(2.181)
451.6
(17.779)
Avg. rainy days 13.8 13.1 12.5 11.3 10.1 7.6 4.6 3.7 5.3 8.8 10.6 13.5 114.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 102.3 106.4 151.9 183 254.2 294 322.4 310 249 179.8 126 93 2,372
Source: Devlet Meteoroloji İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü [4]

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. ^ HistoricTowns.org - Turkey
  4. ^ "İl ve İlçelerimize Ait İstatistiki Veriler- Meteoroloji Genel Müdürlüğü". Dmi.gov.tr. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

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