Balkusan

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Balkusan
Village
Balkusan is located in Turkey
Balkusan
Balkusan
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 36°46′N 32°53′E / 36.767°N 32.883°E / 36.767; 32.883Coordinates: 36°46′N 32°53′E / 36.767°N 32.883°E / 36.767; 32.883
Country  Turkey
Province Karaman Province
District Ermenek
Elevation 1,600 m (5,250 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 218
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 70400
Area code(s) 0338
Licence plate 70

Balkusan (formerly called Balgusan, Balkasun) is a village in Ermenek district of Karaman Province, Turkey. It is situated in a high plateau of the Taurus Mountains at 36°46′N 32°53′E / 36.767°N 32.883°E / 36.767; 32.883. Distance to Ermenek is 22 kilometres (14 mi). The population of the town is 211[1] as of 2014. The origin of the village residents are Turkmens of Afshar tribe who had migrated from the Central Asia in the Medieval Age. The name of the village may refer to Balasagun, a historical city in Kyrgyzstan. The village was a more important place in the Medieval Age. The tombs of Karaman Bey and Mahmut Bey, beys of Karamanoğlu beylik are in the village. Main economic activity of the village is agriculture. Beehiving is another important activity.

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  1. ^ "Turkstat". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)