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Location of Kazan, Ankara within Turkey.
Location of Kazan, Ankara within Turkey.
Kazan is located in Turkey
Location of Kazan, Ankara within Turkey.
Coordinates: 40°14′N 32°41′E / 40.233°N 32.683°E / 40.233; 32.683
Country  Turkey
Region Central Anatolia
Province Ankara
 • Governor Özlem Bozkurt Gevrek
 • Mayor Lokman Ertürk (AKP)
 • District 407.83 km2 (157.46 sq mi)
Elevation 890 m (2,920 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 41,442
 • District 43,308
 • District density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 06980
Area code(s) 0312
Licence plate 06
Website www.kazan.gov.tr

Kahramankazan (previously named 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.[3][4] The district covers an area of 408 km2 (158 sq mi),[5] 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.[6]

Kahramankazan today[edit]

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 neighborhood of Kazan.

Administrative divisions[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. ^ Statistical Institute [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Archived from the original on 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  5. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  6. ^ http://www.envanter.gov.tr/anit/index/detay/35273


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°13′54″N 32°41′02″E / 40.23167°N 32.68389°E / 40.23167; 32.68389