Sivrihisar

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Sivrihisar
District
Location of Sivrihisar within Turkey.
Location of Sivrihisar within Turkey.
Sivrihisar is located in Turkey
Sivrihisar
Sivrihisar
Location of Sivrihisar within Turkey.
Coordinates: 39°27′N 31°32′E / 39.450°N 31.533°E / 39.450; 31.533
Country  Turkey
Region Central Anatolia
Province Eskişehir
Government
 • Governor Ahmet Katırcı
 • Mayor Fikret Arslan (DP)
Area[1]
 • District 2,546.71 km2 (983.29 sq mi)
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 9,820
 • District 22,712
 • District density 8.9/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 26xxx
Area code(s) 0222
Licence plate 26
Website www.sivrihisar.gov.tr

Sivrihisar (Turkish: Sivrihisar, "a pointed castle") is a town and district of Eskişehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2010 census, population of the district is 23 488 of which 9,817 live in the town of Sivrihisar.[3] The district covers an area of 2,987 km2 (1,153 sq mi), and the average elevation is 1,070 m (3,510 ft).

Location[edit]

The town of Sivrihisar lies 13 km (8.1 mi) north of the historical site of Pessinus, at the foot of a high double-peaked ridge of granite, which bears the ruins of a Byzantine castle, and gives the town its name (sivri "sharp, pointed", hisar "fortress, castle"). It is located at the intersection of the E-90 and E-96 routes.

Economy[edit]

As of 1920, Sivrihisar was producing knitting clothing.[4]

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[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. ^ Prothero, G. W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 112. Archived from the original on 2013-11-10. 
  5. ^ Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. "Life of Nasreddin Hoca" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-04-06. 

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Coordinates: 39°27′00″N 31°32′16″E / 39.45000°N 31.53778°E / 39.45000; 31.53778