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İlçe (district)
Ortahisar is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°00′N 39°43′E / 41.000°N 39.717°E / 41.000; 39.717Coordinates: 41°00′N 39°43′E / 41.000°N 39.717°E / 41.000; 39.717
Country  Turkey
Province Trabzon Province
 • Mayor Ahmet Metin Genç (AKP)
Elevation 50 m (150 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Urban 243,735
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code 61000
Area code(s) 0462
Licence plate 61

Ortahisar is a planned district and second level municipality in Trabzon Province, Turkey. According to Law act no 6360, all Turkish provinces with a population more than 750000, will be metropolitan municipality and the districts within the metropolitan municipalities will be second-level municipalities. The law also creates new districts within the provinces in addition to present districts.[1] These changes will be effective by the local elections in 2014. On 30 March 2014, Ahmet Metin Genç (AKP) was elected mayor.

Thus after 2014 the present Trabzon central district will be named Ortahisar and the name Trabzon will be reserved for the metropolitan municipality.

Rural area[edit]

There were 9 towns and 38 villages in the rural area of Ortahisar. Now their official status became "neighborhood of Ortahisar".