Ceylanpınar

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Ceylanpınar
Ceylanpınar is located in Turkey
Ceylanpınar
Ceylanpınar
Coordinates: 36°50′46″N 40°02′56″E / 36.84611°N 40.04889°E / 36.84611; 40.04889Coordinates: 36°50′46″N 40°02′56″E / 36.84611°N 40.04889°E / 36.84611; 40.04889
Country Turkey
Province Şanlıurfa
Government
 • Mayor Menderes Atilla (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Musa Uslan
Area[1]
 • District 2,200.84 km2 (849.75 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 48,050
 • District 77,981
 • District density 35/km2 (92/sq mi)
Post code 63570
Website www.ceylanpinar.bel.tr
Districts of Şanlıurfa

Ceylanpınar (Ottoman Turkish: رأس العين Resülayn,[3] Kurdish: Serê Kaniyê or Serêkanî, Arabic: رأس العين‎ Ra's al 'Ayn) is a mostly Kurdish populated town and district of Şanlıurfa Province in southeastern Turkey. On the border with Syria, it is reached by a long straight road D.905 across the plain south from Viranşehir. It forms a divided city with Ra's al-'Ayn in Syria and there is a border crossing.

The district covers an area of 2,003 km2 (773 sq mi) and has a population of 69,774 (2000 census), of whom 44,258 live in the town of Ceylanpınar itself.[4]

Climate[edit]

Ceylanpınar has a semi-arid climate. Summers are extremely hot with virtually no rain at all, winters tend to be cool but can become very cold due to northeasterly winds. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Csa" (Mediterranean Climate).[5]

Climate data for Ceylanpınar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11
(52)
13
(55)
18
(64)
23
(73)
30
(86)
37
(99)
40
(104)
40
(104)
36
(97)
28
(82)
20
(68)
13
(55)
25.8
(78.3)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
1
(34)
4
(39)
8
(46)
12
(54)
17
(63)
20
(68)
19
(66)
15
(59)
10
(50)
4
(39)
1
(34)
9.3
(48.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 70
(2.76)
66
(2.6)
62
(2.44)
44
(1.73)
22
(0.87)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
22
(0.87)
44
(1.73)
69
(2.72)
399
(15.72)
Avg. precipitation days 12 11 11 10 7 0 0 0 0 5 9 11 76
Source: Weatherbase [6]

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. ^ Tahir Sezen, Osmanlı Yer Adları (Alfabetik Sırayla), T.C. Başbakanlık Devlet Arşivleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın Nu 21, Ankara, p. 419.
  4. ^ GABB - Ceylanpınar Belediyesi
  5. ^ Climate Summary
  6. ^ http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=172751&refer=&cityname=Ceylanpinar-H'ims-Syria&units=metric