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Official seal of Şahinbey
Şahinbey is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°54′24″N 37°12′15″E / 36.90667°N 37.20417°E / 36.90667; 37.20417Coordinates: 36°54′24″N 37°12′15″E / 36.90667°N 37.20417°E / 36.90667; 37.20417
Country Turkey
Province Gaziantep
 • Mayor Mehmet İhsan Tahmazoğlu (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Ali Çınar
 • District 938.78 km2 (362.46 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 782,899
 • District 795,283
 • District density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Post code 27090
Website www.sahinbey.bel.tr

Şahinbey is a district of Gaziantep Province of Turkey named after Şahin Bey (1877-1920), a Turkish National Movement commander. It is part of Gaziantep Metropolitan municipality. The population is 730,562 as of 2010. It is the location of a large amount of student housing for the public University of Gaziantep, as well as the site of two private universities: Zirve and Hasan Kalyoncu.

Counter-terrorism unit of the police in Gaziantep arrested six foreign nationalists in October 2015. These individuals had been operating a makeshift mint producing the ISIS precious metal composition coins in Sahinbey.

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  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. 

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