List of districts in Turkey

The 81 provinces of Turkey are divided into 957 districts (ilçeler; sing. ilçe). In the early Turkish Republic and in the Ottoman Empire, the corresponding unit was the kaza.

The district bears the same name as the district capital (with the exception of the district of Antakya (in Hatay)). A district may cover both rural and urban areas. One district of a province is designated the central district (merkez ilçe) from which the district is administered. The central district is administered by an appointed provincial deputy governor and other the non-central districts by an appointed sub-governor (kaymakam) from their district center (ilçe merkezi) municipality. In central districts the district center municipality also serves as the provincial center municipality. Both the deputy governor and sub-governors are responsible to the province governor (vali).

Turkey districts
Districts of Turkey

Local government

Municipalities (belediye) can be created in, and are subordinate to, the districts in which they are located. Each district has at least one municipality (belde) in the district center from which both the municipal government for that municipality and the district government is administered. A municipality is headed by an elected mayor (belediye başkanı) who administers the local government for defined municipal matters. More and more settlements which are outside district centers have municipalities as well, usually because their population requires one. A municipality's borders usually correspond to that of the urban settlement it covers, but may also include some undeveloped land.

Villages (köy) outside municipalities and quarters or neighborhoods (mahalle) within municipalities are the lowest level of local government, and are also the most numerous unit of local government in Turkey. They elect muhtars to care for specific administrative matters such as residence registration. The designation slightly differs (köy muhtarı for village muhtar, mahalle muhtarı for quarter muhtar) and the tasks, which are largely similar but are adapted to their locality.

There are büyükşehir belediyesi (or greater municipalities) for large cities like İstanbul or İzmir and consist of an extra administrative layer run by an elected head mayor, who oversees a number of municipalities and mayors.

List of districts with population

The districts and their populations (as of December 31, 2015) are listed below, by region and by province (with capital district in bold text).

In 16 provinces with greater municipality the total population of the province is not equal to the summation of all district populations. In greater municipalities some (in case of İstanbul and Kocaeli all) districts are within the capital city. Those intracity districts are shown as " (central district) " . The population in central districts is also shown in the boldface capital city. In greater municipalities, the actual population of the province is the sum of all district populations except the boldface capital city. (This is true only for 30 greater municipalities; Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Aydın, Balıkesir, Bursa, Denizli, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, İstanbul, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya, Manisa, Mardin, Mersin, Muğla, Ordu, Sakarya, Samsun, Şanlıurfa, Tekirdağ, Trabzon, Van. For the remaining 51 provinces the population figures for districts add up to the total province population. See Metropolitan centers in Turkey)

Aegean Region

Aydın Subregion

Aydın location districts
Districts of Aydın
Denizli location districts
Districts of Denizli
Muğla location districts
Districts of Muğla

İzmir Subregion

İzmir location districts
Districts of İzmir

Manisa Subregion

Afyonkarahisar districts
Districts of Afyonkarahisar
Kutahya districts
Districts of Kütahya
Manisa districts
Districts of Manisa
Uşak districts
Districts of Uşak

Central Anatolia

Kayseri Subregion

Kayseri districts
Districts of Kayseri
Sivas districts
Districts of Sivas
Yozgat districts
Districts of Yozgat

Kırıkkale Subregion

Aksaray districts
Districts of Aksaray
Kırıkkale districts
Districts of Kırıkkale
Kırşehir districts
Districts of Kırşehir
Nevşehir districts
Districts of Nevşehir
Niğde districts
Districts of Niğde

Central-Eastern Anatolia

Malatya Subregion

Bingöl districts
Districts of Bingöl
Elazığ districts
Districts of Elazığ
Malatya districts
Districts of Malatya
Dersim districts
Districts of Tunceli

Van Subregion

Bitlis districts
Districts of Bitlis
Hakkari districts
Districts of Hakkâri
Muş districts
Districts of Muş
Van districts
Districts of Van

Eastern Black Sea Region

Ordu Subregion

Giresun districts
Districts of Giresun
Gümüşhane districts
Districts of Gümüşhane
Districts of Ordu
Districts of Ordu

Trabzon Subregion

Districts of Artvin
Districts of Artvin
Rize districts
Districts of Rize
Trabzon districts
Districts of Trabzon

Eastern Marmara Region

Bursa Subregion

Bilecik districts
Districts of Bilecik
Bursa location districts
Districts of Bursa
Eskişehir districts
Districts of Eskişehir

Kocaeli Subregion

Bolu districts
Districts of Bolu
Düzce districts
Districts of Düzce
Kocaeli location districts
Districts of Kocaeli
Sakarya districts
Districts of Sakarya
Yalova districts
Districts of Yalova

Istanbul Region

Istanbul Subregion

Istanbul location districts
Districts of İstanbul

Mediterranean Region

Adana Subregion

Adana location districts
Districts of Adana
Mersin districts
Districts of Mersin

Antalya Subregion

Antalya location districts
Districts of Antalya
Burdur districts
Districts of Burdur
Isparta districts
Districts of Isparta

Hatay Subregion

Hatay districts
Districts of Hatay
Kahramanmaraş districts
Districts of Kahramanmaraş
Osmaniye districts
Districts of Osmaniye

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Subregion

Ağrı districts
Districts of Ağrı
Ardahan districts
Districts of Ardahan
Iğdır districts
Districts of Iğdır
Kars districts
Districts of Kars

Erzurum Subregion

Bayburt districts
Districts of Bayburt
Erzincan districts
Districts of Erzincan
Erzurum districts
Districts of Erzurum

Southeastern Anatolia

Gaziantep Subregion

Adıyaman districts
Districts of Adıyaman
Gaziantep districts
Districts of Gaziantep
Kilis districts

Mardin Subregion

Batman districts
Districts of Batman
Mardin districts
Districts of Mardin
Şırnak districts
Districts of Şırnak
Siirt districts
Districts of Siirt

Şanlıurfa Subregion

Diyarbakır districts
Districts of Diyarbakır
Şanlıurfa districts
Districts of Şanlıurfa

Western Anatolia

Ankara Subregion

Ankara location districts
Districts of Ankara

Konya Subregion

Karaman districts
Districts of Karaman
Konya districts
Districts of Konya

Western Black Sea Region

Kastamonu Subregion

Çankırı districts
Districts of Çankırı
Kastamonu districts
Districts of Kastamonu
Sinop districts
Districts of Sinop

Samsun Subregion

Amasya districts
Districts of Amasya
Çorum districts
Districts of Çorum
Samsun districts
Districts of Samsun
Tokat districts
Districts of Tokat

Zonguldak Subregion

Bartın districts
Districts of Bartın
Karabük districts
Districts of Karabük
Zonguldak districts
Districts of Zonguldak

Western Marmara Region

Balıkesir Subregion

Balikesir districts
Districts of Balıkesir
Çanakkale districts
Districts of Çanakkale

Tekirdağ Subregion

Edirne districts
Districts of Edirne
Kırklareli districts
Districts of Kırklareli
Tekirdağ districts
Districts of Tekirdağ

See also

Articles on second-level administrative divisions of European countries
Sovereign states
Articles on second-level administrative divisions of Asian countries

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