Efeler

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Efeler
İlçe (district)
Efeler is located in Turkey
Efeler
Efeler
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 37°51′N 27°51′E / 37.850°N 27.850°E / 37.850; 27.850Coordinates: 37°51′N 27°51′E / 37.850°N 27.850°E / 37.850; 27.850
Country  Turkey
Province Aydın Province
Elevation 160 m (525 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Urban 195,951
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 09000
Area code(s) 0256
Licence plate 09

Efeler is a planned district and second level municipality in Aydın Province, Turkey. According to Law act no 6360, all Turkish provinces with a population more than 750000, will be metropolitan municipality and the districts within the metropolitan municipalities will be second level municipalities. The law also creates new districts within the provinces in addition to present districts.[1] These changes will be effective by the local elections in 2014.

Thus after 2014 the present Aydın central district will be named Efeler and the name Aydın will be reserved for the metropolitan municipality. (Efeler is the plural of the title Efe and it refers to the irregular soldiers who fought during the Turkish War of Independence)

Rural area[edit]

There were 5 towns and 57 villages in the rural area of Efeler.[2] Now their status became "neighborhood of Efeler".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official gazette (Turkish)
  2. ^ Statistical Institute