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Melikgazi is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 38°43′N 36°13′E / 38.717°N 36.217°E / 38.717; 36.217Coordinates: 38°43′N 36°13′E / 38.717°N 36.217°E / 38.717; 36.217
Country Turkey
Province Kayseri
 • District 163 km2 (63 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 505,924
 • District 509,309
 • District density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)

Melikgazi is a metropolitan district of Kayseri in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Along with the neighboring Kocasinan district, it was historically the core of Kayseri city, until additional districts were joined into the metropolitan area in 2004. The mayor is Memduh Büyükkıliç (AKP).

Melikgazi itself counts eight depending municipalities, some of which retain their semi-rural character, administrative boundaries of Kayseri's metropolitan area sometimes extending faster than the city itself. Melikgazi also has nine depending villages.

Among Melikgazi's municipalities, Ağırnas is particularly notable for being the birthplace of Mimar Sinan the Architect and for having preserved its historical tissue. Yet another municipality, Mimarsinan, was named after the architect.

See also[edit]

  • Kayseri - for more detailed information on Kayseri's entire metropolitan area


  1. ^ "İl ve İlçe Yüzölçümleri" [Provincial and District surface area] (PDF) (in Turkish). Harita Genel Komutanlığı. Retrieved 2013-02-28. 
  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.