Hekimhan

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Hekimhan
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Hekimhan is located in Turkey
Hekimhan
Hekimhan
Coordinates: 38°48′59″N 37°55′58″E / 38.81639°N 37.93278°E / 38.81639; 37.93278Coordinates: 38°48′59″N 37°55′58″E / 38.81639°N 37.93278°E / 38.81639; 37.93278
Country Turkey
Province Malatya
Government
 • Mayor Aliseidi Millioğulları (CHP)
 • Kaymakam Emrah Yılmaz
Area[1]
 • District 1,898.04 km2 (732.84 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 6,784
 • District 25,629
 • District density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Post code 44400
Website www.hekimhan.bel.tr

Hekimhan is a district of Malatya Province of Turkey. The mayor is Aliseidi Millioğulları (CHP). The district is located in Upper part of Euphrates in Eastern Anatolia. It is also located in the ancient silk road. The population of Hekimhan town and its villages has been going down since the 1980s because of closing down of iron mine establishments. Nowadays, population in the town center is 7,800. Whole population of the county is 25,000 while it was 52,000 in the 1970s. The people of Hekimhan are well educated and have a good sense of humor. The richness of Turkish culture and long standing traditions of centuries still live in these lovely people. They are very hospitable and open-doored. The county had rich mineral resources such as iron, chrome, dolomite, torium etc. Hekimhan once was famous for thin shelled walnut. Famous apricots of Malatya are still widely raised in the county despite of water shortage. Hekimhan is at 1,075 meters above sea level. The highest point in Hekimhan is Zurbahan mountain (2,091 meters). Taşhan caravanserai from Seljuk Turks, a Turkish bath and a mosque from Ottomans are noticeable historical structures in the town. Hekimhan is also home to several famous politicians, singers, poets, writers, and also some mediatic figures such as Mehmet Ali Ağca.

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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.