List of districts in Turkey

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The 81 provinces of Turkey are divided into 957 districts (ilçeler; sing. ilçe). In the early Turkish Republic and in the Ottoman Empire, the corresponding unit was the kaza.

The district bears the same name as the district capital (with the exception of the district of Antakya (in Hatay)).[citation needed]

A district may cover both rural and urban areas. One district of a province is the "central district" (merkez ilçe); the central district is administered by an appointed "vice-governor" and other districts by a "sub-governor" (kaymakam). Each municipality (belediye) in the urban zone (belde) of a district is an administrative division subject to elections depending on the province.[citation needed]

Each district (including the central district) corresponds to a specific area within the province. The area is administered from the "district center" (ilçe merkezi, not to be confused with "central district" merkez ilçe), where resides the appointed kaymakam, the head official for that district, who is responsible to the province governor. Central districts do not have kaymakams, they are administered by a vice-governor.[citation needed]

Local government[edit]

All district centers have municipalities (belediye), headed by an elected mayor, who administers a defined municipality area (usually matching the urban zone) for defined municipal matters. A growing number of settlements, which are outside of district centers, have municipalities as well, usually because their population requires one. These are (also) called belde. They haven't (yet) become district centers because there is one close by, or due to some other reason. A belde has a mayor (responsible for its municipal zone), but not a kaymakam, and depends administratively on the district center of the district within whose boundaries it is situated.[citation needed]

The smallest level of government are villages. They elect muhtars to care for specific administrative matters such as residence registration. Each quarter (mahalle) of a district center and belde has a muhtar as well, to handle specific administration problems. The designation slightly differs (köy muhtarı for village muhtar, mahalle muhtarı for quarter muhtar) and the tasks, which are largely similar but adapted to their locality.

In some cases, a belde has become larger than the district center it depends on, and a district center larger than the central district it depends on (and many other district centers).[citation needed]

There are büyükşehir belediyesi (or greater municipality) for metropolises like İstanbul or İzmir. This consists of an extra administrative layer which is run by an elected head mayor, who oversees a number of municipalities and mayors.[citation needed]

List of districts with population[edit]

The districts and their populations (as of December 31, 2011) are listed below, by region and by province (with capital district in bold text).

In 16 provinces with greater municipality the total population of the province is not equal to the summation of all district populations. In greater municipalities some (in case of İstanbul and Kocaeli all) districts are within the capital city. Those intracity districts are shown as " (central district) " . The population in central districts is also shown in the boldface capital city. In greater municipalities, the actual population of the province is the sum of all district populations except the boldface capital city.[citation needed] (This is true only for 16 greater municipalities; Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Mersin, Sakarya, Samsun. For the remaining 65 provinces the population figures for districts add up to total province population ) (see: Metropolitan centers in Turkey)

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Istanbul Region[edit]

Istanbul Subregion[edit]

Istanbul Province[edit]
Districts of İstanbul

Western Marmara Region[edit]

Tekirdağ Subregion[edit]

Tekirdağ Province[edit]
Districts of Tekirdağ
Edirne Province[edit]
Districts of Edirne
Kırklareli Province[edit]
Districts of Kırklareli

Balıkesir Subregion[edit]

Balıkesir Province[edit]
Districts of Balıkesir
Çanakkale Province[edit]
Districts of Çanakkale

Aegean Region[edit]

İzmir Subregion[edit]

İzmir Province[edit]
Districts of İzmir

Aydın Subregion[edit]

Aydın Province[edit]
Districts of Aydın
Denizli Province[edit]
Districts of Denizli
Muğla Province[edit]
Districts of Muğla

Manisa Subregion[edit]

Manisa Province[edit]
Districts of Manisa
Afyonkarahisar Province[edit]
Districts of Afyonkarahisar
Kütahya Province[edit]
Districts of Kütahya
Uşak Province[edit]
Districts of Uşak

Eastern Marmara Region[edit]

Bursa Subregion[edit]

Bursa Province[edit]
Districts of Bursa
Bilecik Province[edit]
Districts of Bilecik
Eskişehir Province[edit]
Districts of Eskişehir

Kocaeli Subregion[edit]

Kocaeli Province[edit]
Districts of Kocaeli
Bolu Province[edit]
Districts of Bolu
Düzce Province[edit]
Districts of Düzce
Sakarya Province[edit]
Districts of Sakarya
Yalova Province[edit]
Districts of Yalova

Western Anatolia[edit]

Ankara Subregion[edit]

Ankara Province[edit]
Districts of Ankara

Konya Subregion[edit]

Konya Province[edit]
Districts of Konya
Karaman Province[edit]
Districts of Karaman

Mediterranean Region[edit]

Antalya Subregion[edit]

Antalya Province[edit]
Districts of Antalya
Burdur Province[edit]
Districts of Burdur
Isparta Province[edit]
Districts of Isparta

Adana Subregion[edit]

Adana Province[edit]
Districts of Adana
Mersin Province[edit]
Districts of Mersin

Hatay Subregion[edit]

Hatay Province[edit]
Districts of Hatay
Kahramanmaraş Province[edit]
Districts of Kahramanmaraş
Osmaniye Province[edit]
Districts of Osmaniye

Central Anatolia[edit]

Kırıkkale Subregion[edit]

Kırıkkale Province[edit]
Districts of Kırıkkale
Aksaray Province[edit]
Districts of Aksaray
Kırşehir Province[edit]
Districts of Kırşehir
Nevşehir Province[edit]
Districts of Nevşehir
Niğde Province[edit]
Districts of Niğde

Kayseri Subregion[edit]

Kayseri Province[edit]
Districts of Kayseri
Sivas Province[edit]
Districts of Sivas
Yozgat Province[edit]
Districts of Yozgat

Western Black Sea Region[edit]

Zonguldak Subregion[edit]

Zonguldak Province[edit]
Districts of Zonguldak
Bartın Province[edit]
Districts of Bartın
Karabük Province[edit]
Districts of Karabük

Kastamonu Subregion[edit]

Kastamonu Province[edit]
Districts of Kastamonu
Çankırı Province[edit]
Districts of Çankırı
Sinop Province[edit]
Districts of Sinop

Samsun Subregion[edit]

Samsun Province[edit]
Districts of Samsun
Amasya Province[edit]
Districts of Amasya
Çorum Province[edit]
Districts of Çorum
Tokat Province[edit]
Districts of Tokat

Eastern Black Sea Region[edit]

Trabzon Subregion[edit]

Trabzon Province[edit]
Districts of Trabzon
Artvin Province[edit]
Districts of Artvin
Rize Province[edit]
Districts of Rize

Ordu Subregion[edit]

Ordu Province[edit]
Districts of Ordu
Giresun Province[edit]
Districts of Giresun
Gümüşhane Province[edit]
Districts of Gümüşhane

Northeast Anatolia[edit]

Erzurum Subregion[edit]

Erzurum Province[edit]
Districts of Erzurum
Bayburt Province[edit]
Districts of Bayburt
Erzincan Province[edit]
Districts of Erzincan

Ağrı Subregion[edit]

Ağrı Province[edit]
Districts of Ağrı
Ardahan Province[edit]
Districts of Ardahan
Iğdır Province[edit]
Districts of Iğdır
Kars Province[edit]
Districts of Kars

Central-Eastern Anatolia[edit]

Malatya Subregion[edit]

Malatya Province[edit]
Districts of Malatya
Bingöl Province[edit]
Districts of Bingöl
Elazığ Province[edit]
Districts of Elazığ
Tunceli Province[edit]
Districts of Tunceli

Van Subregion[edit]

Van Province[edit]
Districts of Van
Bitlis Province[edit]
Districts of Bitlis
Hakkâri Province[edit]
Districts of Hakkâri
Muş Province[edit]
Districts of Muş

Southeastern Anatolia[edit]

Gaziantep Subregion[edit]

Gaziantep Province[edit]
Districts of Gaziantep
Adıyaman Province[edit]
Districts of Adıyaman
Kilis Province[edit]
Kilis

Şanlıurfa Subregion[edit]

Şanlıurfa Province[edit]
Districts of Şanlıurfa
Diyarbakır Province[edit]
Districts of Diyarbakır

Mardin Subregion[edit]

Mardin Province[edit]
Districts of Mardin
Batman Province[edit]
Districts of Batman
Siirt Province[edit]
Districts of Siirt
Şırnak Province[edit]
Districts of Şırnak

See also[edit]