Bayındır

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This article is about the district of İzmir Province. For other uses, see Bayındır (disambiguation).
Bayındır
Aerial view of Bayındır, Izmir.jpg
Bayındır District within the Province of İzmir
Bayındır District within the Province of İzmir
Bayındır is located in Turkey
Bayındır
Bayındır
Bayındır District within the Province of İzmir
Coordinates: 38°13′09″N 27°38′53″E / 38.21917°N 27.64806°E / 38.21917; 27.64806Coordinates: 38°13′09″N 27°38′53″E / 38.21917°N 27.64806°E / 38.21917; 27.64806
Country Turkey
Province İzmir
Government
 • Mayor Mehmet Kertiş (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 540.22 km2 (208.58 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 21,785
 • District 40,988
 • District density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)

Bayındır is a district of İzmir Province of Turkey and the central town of the district which is situated in the valley of the Küçük Menderes.[3]

History[edit]

Its name in antiquity was Caystrus. Its present name derives from the first Turkish settlers in the region who were members of the Bayındır clan, one of the 24 original Oghuz clans. In 1997, the town population was 18,100. It is connected with İzmir by a branch of the Aydın railway, and has a trade in olives, olive oil, cotton, figs, raisins and tobacco.[3]

Transport[edit]

The district is crossed by the Torbalı-Tire railway, with a branch to Ödemiş. It is served by regional trains from/to İzmir (Basmane-Ödemiş and Basmane-Tire), and counts the stations of Arıkbaşı, Karpuzlu, Elifli, Furunlu, Bayındır (in the capital town), Yakaköy and Çatal.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Baindir". Encyclopædia Britannica. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 223.  The cited information may be out of date.
  4. ^ 1841223 (x a j h) Bayındır on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

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