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Başiskele is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°41′N 30°31′E / 40.683°N 30.517°E / 40.683; 30.517Coordinates: 40°41′N 30°31′E / 40.683°N 30.517°E / 40.683; 30.517
Country Turkey
Province Kocaeli
Population (2012)[1]
 • Urban 69,711
 • District 73,327
Location of Başiskele district in Kocaeli province

Başiskele is a district in Kocaeli Province and a sub-municipality of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality in the Marmara region of Turkey. The mayor is Hüseyin Ayaz (AKP).


Başiskele is a relatively new district, constituted in 2008. The municipality of Başiskele, which covers the whole area of the district, is a merger of the former independent municipalities of Kullar, Yeniköy, Bahçecik, Karşıyaka (before named Döngel) and Yuvacık. The name "Baş İskele" (Head Quay") was previously the name of a neighborhood close to the coast of the Sea of Marmara that was already known by that name in the 16th century.


  1. ^ "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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