Altınordu, Ordu

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İlçe (district)
Altınordu is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°49′N 37°54′E / 40.817°N 37.900°E / 40.817; 37.900Coordinates: 40°49′N 37°54′E / 40.817°N 37.900°E / 40.817; 37.900
Country  Turkey
Province Ordu Province
 • Mayor Engin Tekintaş (AKP)
Elevation 35 m (100 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Urban 205,396
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 52000
Area code(s) 0452
Licence plate 52

Altınordu is the central district of and a second-level municipality in Ordu Province, Turkey. (Altınordu means Golden Horde, a historical empire.)

According to the 2012 Metropolitan Municipalities Law (law no. 6360), all Turkish provinces which have a population of more than 750,000 became metropolitan municipalities and the districts within the metropolitan municipalities became second-level municipalities. The law also created new districts within the provinces in addition to the existing districts.[1] These changes became effective by the local elections in 2014. According to the amendment Law act no 6447, Ordu Province is also included in the list of metropolitan municipalities.[2] On 30 March 2014, Engin Tekintaş (AKP) was elected mayor.

Before the 2014 local elections, Altınordu was also named Ordu. The name Ordu is now reserved for the metropolitan municipality.

Rural area[edit]

There will be six towns and 63 villages in the rural area of Altınordu.[3] Now their official status became "neighborhood of Altınordu".