Bilecik

Summary

Bilecik is the provincial capital of Turkey's Bilecik Province which is located in northwestern Anatolia. As of 2015 urban population of the city is 64,531.[3] The mayor is Semih Şahin (CHP).

Bilecik
Clockwise from top:Tomb of Sheikh Edebali, Küçükelmalı Natural Park, Bilecik railway station, Tomb of Ertuğrul, Tomb of Dursun Fakıh, Panaroma of Bilecik
Bilecik is located in Turkey
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Bilecik is located in Europe
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Bilecik is located in Asia
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Bilecik is located in Earth
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Coordinates: 40°08′35″N 29°58′45″E / 40.14306°N 29.97917°E / 40.14306; 29.97917Coordinates: 40°08′35″N 29°58′45″E / 40.14306°N 29.97917°E / 40.14306; 29.97917
CountryTurkey
ProvinceBilecik
Government
 • MayorSemih Şahin (CHP)
Area
 • District840.47 km2 (324.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
51,260
 • District
66,887
 • District density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Websitewww.bilecik.bel.tr

The town is famous for its numerous restored Turkish houses. It is increasingly becoming more attractive to tourists. With its rich architectural heritage, Bilecik is a member of the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.[4] 30 kilometres (19 miles) southeast from Bilecik is Söğüt, a small town, where the Ottoman Empire was founded in 1299.

GeographyEdit

Bilecik is located in the Southern Marmara section of the Marmara Region. The area of the central district is 844 km². It is one of the least populated provincial capitals in Turkey.

ClimateEdit

Bilecik has a hot summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification: Csa), or a temperate oceanic climate (Trewartha climate classification: Do), with cool, wet and often snowy winters, and hot and dry summers. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures exceeding 28 °C (82 °F) during the peak of summer which are the driest months. Winters are cold and it frequently snows between the months of December and March.

Climate data for Bilecik (1991–2020, extremes 1939–2020)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
24.6
(76.3)
30.2
(86.4)
33.3
(91.9)
36.6
(97.9)
38.2
(100.8)
41.0
(105.8)
40.6
(105.1)
38.4
(101.1)
34.3
(93.7)
27.4
(81.3)
25.0
(77.0)
41.0
(105.8)
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
8.5
(47.3)
12.4
(54.3)
17.5
(63.5)
22.7
(72.9)
26.8
(80.2)
29.6
(85.3)
30.0
(86.0)
25.9
(78.6)
20.2
(68.4)
13.7
(56.7)
7.9
(46.2)
18.5
(65.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.7
(36.9)
4.1
(39.4)
7.2
(45.0)
11.6
(52.9)
16.5
(61.7)
20.4
(68.7)
22.9
(73.2)
23.0
(73.4)
19.1
(66.4)
14.4
(57.9)
8.9
(48.0)
4.5
(40.1)
12.9
(55.2)
Average low °C (°F) 0.0
(32.0)
0.8
(33.4)
3.2
(37.8)
6.9
(44.4)
11.3
(52.3)
14.8
(58.6)
17.0
(62.6)
17.4
(63.3)
13.9
(57.0)
10.2
(50.4)
5.5
(41.9)
1.9
(35.4)
8.6
(47.5)
Record low °C (°F) −16.0
(3.2)
−14.3
(6.3)
−11.6
(11.1)
−6.0
(21.2)
1.0
(33.8)
6.0
(42.8)
7.7
(45.9)
8.2
(46.8)
3.2
(37.8)
−0.8
(30.6)
−9.2
(15.4)
−14.5
(5.9)
−16.0
(3.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48.0
(1.89)
44.4
(1.75)
48.7
(1.92)
48.6
(1.91)
43.9
(1.73)
50.6
(1.99)
16.4
(0.65)
11.2
(0.44)
27.0
(1.06)
50.1
(1.97)
37.1
(1.46)
56.1
(2.21)
482.1
(18.98)
Average precipitation days 12.37 11.73 12.03 10.93 10.63 8.73 3.97 4.07 5.87 9.07 9.60 12.50 111.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 96.1 107.4 148.8 192.0 248.0 288.0 328.6 310.0 243.0 170.5 126.0 86.8 2,345.2
Mean daily sunshine hours 3.1 3.8 4.8 6.4 8.0 9.6 10.6 10.0 8.1 5.5 4.2 2.8 6.4
Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service[5]

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ http://www.bilecik.gov.tr/nufus-ve-dagilimi
  4. ^ "HistoricTowns.org - Turkey". Archived from the original on 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2006-05-13.
  5. ^ "Resmi İstatistikler: İllerimize Ait Mevism Normalleri (1991–2020)" (in Turkish). Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 27 June 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • cultura.gov.tr
  • Pictures of the town and the Edebali lodge