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Altıeylül is a new intracity district and second level municipality in Balıkesir Province, Turkey. According to Law act no 6360, all Turkish provinces with a population more than 750000, were declared metropolitan municipality. The law also created new districts within the capital city which have second level municipalities in addition the metropolitan municipality. .[1] Altıeylül is one of them.

Thus after 2014 the present Balıkesir central district was split into two . A part was named Altıeylül and the name Balıkesir was reserved for the metropolitan municipality. (Altıeylül or 6 September was the date of recovery of Balıkesir during the Turkish War of Independence in 1922.)

Rural area[edit]

There were one town and 80 villages in Altıeylül rural area. Now their official status became "neighborhood of Altıeylül".As of 2013 the population of Altıeylül was Karesi was 170,260.[2]


  1. ^ Official gazette (Turkish)
  2. ^ Statistical Institute

Coordinates: 39°38′43″N 27°53′00″E / 39.6453°N 27.8833°E / 39.6453; 27.8833