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A panorama of Hacıbektaş
A panorama of Hacıbektaş
Location of Hacıbektaş within Turkey.
Location of Hacıbektaş within Turkey.
Hacıbektaş is located in Turkey
Location of Hacıbektaş within Turkey.
Coordinates: 38°57′N 34°34′E / 38.950°N 34.567°E / 38.950; 34.567
Country  Turkey
Region Central Anatolia
Province Nevşehir
 • Governor Mustafa Eldivan
 • Mayor Ali Rıza Selmanpakoğlu (Independent)
 • District 696.69 km2 (268.99 sq mi)
Elevation 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 5,211
 • District 11,615
 • District density 17/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 50xxx
Area code(s) 0384
Licence plate 50
Website www.hacibektas.gov.tr

Hacıbektaş, formerly Karahüyük, is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 11,929 of which 5,169 live in the town of Hacıbektaş.[3][4] Located in Cappadocia, the district covers an area of 697 km2 (269 sq mi),[5] and the average elevation is 1,250 m (4,101 ft), with the highest point being Mt. Kırlangıç at 1,720 m (5,643 ft).

It was called Doara in Roman times.

Notable residents[edit]

Haji Bektash Veli, the founder of the Bektashi order, lived in the area in the 14th century and is commemorated by the town's current name and in an annual festival. His tomb is located near the center of town in his former monastery, now a museum, and is a site of pilgrimage for Alevi and Bektashi from throughout Turkey.[6]

See also[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. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  5. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-04-15. 
  6. ^ Today's Zaman http://www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action;jsessionid=1A8221C804C7119965697440D3B354CF?newsId=323666&columnistId=0.  Missing or empty |title= (help)


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Coordinates: 38°56′37″N 34°33′35″E / 38.94361°N 34.55972°E / 38.94361; 34.55972