Sincik

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Sincik
Sincik is located in Turkey
Sincik
Sincik
Coordinates: 38°02′17″N 38°36′57″E / 38.03806°N 38.61583°E / 38.03806; 38.61583Coordinates: 38°02′17″N 38°36′57″E / 38.03806°N 38.61583°E / 38.03806; 38.61583
Country Turkey
Province Adıyaman
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Korkut (BBP)
 • Kaymakam İbrahim Özkan
Area[1]
 • District 461.36 km2 (178.13 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 4,144
 • District 19,045
 • District density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Post code 02400
Website www.sincik.bel.tr

Sincik is a remote district of Adıyaman Province of Turkey with a population of 4,262. The mayor is Mehmet Korkut (BBP).

Sincik is a poor rural community beyond the town of Kahta. It is reached by a single-track province road 02-03 across the Roman built Severan Bridge crossing the Cendere Creek, over high passes and between rocky outcrops. There are views of Mount Nemrut from the road.

This is the lowest-income district of Adıyaman and one of the lowest in Turkey. The village was established as a district capital as the journey to the nearest town, Kahta, was too arduous, especially in winter when the road is often closed and the town cut off. Now, there is a post-office and other public amenities year-round in Sincik.

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.