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A picnic area in Meram
A picnic area in Meram
Location of Meram within Turkey.
Location of Meram within Turkey.
Meram is located in Turkey
Location of Meram within Turkey.
Coordinates: 37°50′11″N 32°26′18″E / 37.83639°N 32.43833°E / 37.83639; 32.43833Coordinates: 37°50′11″N 32°26′18″E / 37.83639°N 32.43833°E / 37.83639; 32.43833
Country  Turkey
Province Konya
 • Mayor Serdar Kalaycı (AKP)
 • District 1,680.21 km2 (648.73 sq mi)
Elevation 1,037 m (3,402 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 311,312
 • District 326,444
 • District density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 42xxx
Area code(s) 0332
Licence plate 42

Meram is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Meram is one of the central districts of Konya along with the districts of Karatay and Selçuklu. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 267,878 of which 231,386 live in the urban center of Meram.[3][4]

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Meram is twinned with:

Notable residents[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. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (XLS) (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  5. ^ Farhaoui, Fouad. "Two Powers Rising in Mauritania: Turkey and China." Mauritania and Newly Emerging Economies in Africa Turkey and China. N.p.: International Strategic Research Organization, 2013. 46. USAK Report. Web.


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