Location of Kazan, Ankara within Turkey.
|• Governor||Özlem Bozkurt Gevrek|
|• Mayor||Lokman Ertürk (AKP)|
|• District||407.83 km2 (157.46 sq mi)|
|Elevation||890 m (2,920 ft)|
|• District density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Kazan is a town and district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, standing on the plain of Akıncı to the north west of the city of Ankara. According to 2010 census, population of the district is 39,537 of which 37,718 live in the town of Kazan. The district covers an area of 408 km2 (158 sq mi), and the average elevation is 890 m (2,920 ft).
Archaeological research reveals the plain has a long past, going back to prehistoric times, and findings during the excavation of the Bitik Höyük mound date back to the copper age.
Today the area is a popular weekend retreat for the people of Ankara, and Kazan is a busy small town, likely to grow as the city draws closer. Industry includes a brewery and a cement factory.
Opened in end November 2011, the Turkish Satellite Assembly, Integration and Test Center (UMET), is situated in Fethiye neighnorhood of Kazan.
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- District governor's official website (Turkish)
- District municipality's official website (Turkish) / (English) / (Russian)
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