Ortahisar

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Ortahisar
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Ortahisar Municipality
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Ortahisar
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°00′N39°43′E / 41.000°N 39.717°E / 41.000; 39.717 Coordinates: 41°00′N39°43′E / 41.000°N 39.717°E / 41.000; 39.717
Country Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
Province Trabzon Province
Government
  MayorAhmet 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 district and second level municipality in Trabzon Province, Turkey. According to Law act no 6360, all Turkish provinces with a population more than 750,000 would 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 became 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 was named Ortahisar and the name Trabzon is reserved for the metropolitan municipality.

Rural area

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

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References

  1. Official gazette (in Turkish)

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