Castle of Şereflikoçhisar
Location of Şereflikoçhisar within Turkey.
|• District governor||Erol Karaömeroğlu|
|• Municipality mayor||Ferda Polat (Ak Party)|
|• District||2,127.79 km2 (821.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||900-1,200 m (2,950-3,940 ft)|
|• District density||16/km2 (43/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Şereflikoçhisar is a town and district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, 148 km south of the city of Ankara. According to 2010 census, population of the district is 35898 of which 29,091 live in the town of Şereflikoçhisar and the remainder in surrounding villages. The district covers an area of 2,034 km², and the average elevation varies between 900 and 1,200 m, with the highest point being Mt. Karasenir at 1,650 m.
The area is a flat dry plain, the only water being Hirfanlı reservoir and the salt lake Lake Tuz. The countryside is inhospitable, with minerals extracted from the salt lake being a major source of income. Therefore, the rural population is migrating to nearby towns or abroad. Şereflikoçhisar is trying to become an independent province from Ankara and "we want to be a city" graffiti can be seen in the town.
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