Burdur

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Burdur
Municipality
Burdur is located in Turkey
Burdur
Burdur
Coordinates: 37°43′00″N 30°17′00″E / 37.71667°N 30.28333°E / 37.71667; 30.28333Coordinates: 37°43′00″N 30°17′00″E / 37.71667°N 30.28333°E / 37.71667; 30.28333
Country Turkey
Province Burdur
Government
 • Mayor Sebahattin Akkaya (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 1,450.98 km2 (560.23 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 72,377
 • District 96,816
 • District density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Website www.burdur-bld.gov.tr

Burdur (Polydorion, Πολυδώριον in Ancient greek) is a city southwestern Turkey and the seat of the Burdur Province of Turkey. It is located at 37°43′13″N 30°17′27″E / 37.7202778°N 30.2908333°E / 37.7202778; 30.2908333, on the shore of Lake Burdur. Its estimated 2010 population is 78,389.[3]

History[edit]

The history of Burdur goes back 8000 years. In the 12th century it fell under Seljuk rule. In 15th century the Ottomans took over the place.

Climate[edit]

Burdur has a continental Mediterranean climate with cold, snowy winters and very hot, long and dry summers.

Climate data for Burdur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
19.4
(66.9)
27.8
(82)
30.7
(87.3)
33.5
(92.3)
38.1
(100.6)
40.7
(105.3)
41.0
(105.8)
37.0
(98.6)
32.4
(90.3)
25.6
(78.1)
20.5
(68.9)
41
(105.8)
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
8.5
(47.3)
12.8
(55)
17.6
(63.7)
23.1
(73.6)
28.2
(82.8)
32.0
(89.6)
32.2
(90)
27.8
(82)
21.4
(70.5)
14.0
(57.2)
8.2
(46.8)
19.39
(66.91)
Average low °C (°F) −1.1
(30)
−0.7
(30.7)
1.9
(35.4)
5.9
(42.6)
9.9
(49.8)
13.9
(57)
17.0
(62.6)
16.8
(62.2)
12.7
(54.9)
8.2
(46.8)
3.5
(38.3)
0.6
(33.1)
7.38
(45.28)
Record low °C (°F) −14.0
(6.8)
−13.0
(8.6)
−11.6
(11.1)
−7.0
(19.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
5.2
(41.4)
9.7
(49.5)
10.2
(50.4)
4.4
(39.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
−9.9
(14.2)
−11.0
(12.2)
−14
(6.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 51.1
(2.012)
39.3
(1.547)
45.0
(1.772)
50.4
(1.984)
39.6
(1.559)
26.0
(1.024)
17.6
(0.693)
9.2
(0.362)
17.8
(0.701)
35.8
(1.409)
42.2
(1.661)
59.1
(2.327)
433.1
(17.051)
Avg. rainy days 11.0 9.7 10.0 10.7 9.4 5.6 3.5 2.5 3.6 6.3 7.9 10.9 91.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 114.7 137.2 182.9 204 275.9 330 359.6 337.9 273 217 156 93 2,681.2
Source: Devlet Meteoroloji İşleri Genel Müdürlüğü [4]

Education[edit]

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University campus

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University is located in Burdur.

Notable residents[edit]

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. ^ Statistical Institute.
  4. ^ http://www.dmi.gov.tr/veridegerlendirme/il-ve-ilceler-istatistik.aspx?m=BURDUR

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