Pınarhisar

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Pınarhisar
Pınarhisar is located in Turkey
Pınarhisar
Pınarhisar
Coordinates: 41°37′41″N 27°30′44″E / 41.62806°N 27.51222°E / 41.62806; 27.51222Coordinates: 41°37′41″N 27°30′44″E / 41.62806°N 27.51222°E / 41.62806; 27.51222
Country Turkey
Province Kırklareli
Government
 • Mayor Mustafa Cingöz (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Mevlüt Özmen
Area[1]
 • District 576.08 km2 (222.43 sq mi)
Elevation 189 m (620 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 11,021
 • District 19,686
 • District density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Post code 39300
Website www.pinarhisar.bel.tr

Pınarhisar is a large town and district of Kırklareli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. The mayor is Mustafa Cingöz (CHP). The population is 10,463 as of 2010.

The town was a part of the defensive line Lüleburgaz - Karaağaç - Bunarhisar during the First Balkan War. The former spelling of its name was Bunarhisar. The settlement was captured by Bulgarians in the First Balkan War but was taken back by the Ottoman Empire in the course of the Second Balkan War.

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.