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Provinces of Turkey
Türkiye'nin İlleri ("Turkish)
Category "Unitary state
Location "Republic of Turkey
Number 81 Provinces
Populations 74,412 ("Bayburt) – 14,377,018 ("Istanbul Province)
Areas 850 km2 (327 sq mi) ("Yalova) – 38,260 km2 (14,771 sq mi) ("Konya)
Government Provincial government, "National government
Subdivisions "Ilçe
""Flag of Turkey.svg
This article is part of a series on the
"politics and government of
Turkey

"Turkey is divided into 81 provinces ("Turkish: il). Each province is divided into a number of different "districts (ilçe). The provincial government is seated in the central district (merkez ilçe). The central area usually bears the name of the province (e.g. the city of "Van is the central district of "Van Province). There are only two exceptions[1] to this naming scheme:

A province is administered by an appointed governor ("vali) from the ministry of interior.

Contents

List of provinces[edit]

Below is a list of the 81 provinces of Turkey, sorted according to their license plate code. After Zonguldak (67) the ordering is not alphabetical but in the order of the creation of provinces, as these provinces were created more recently and thus their plate numbers were assigned thereafter.

Provinces of the Republic of Turkey
Name Area (km²) Population (2000 census) Population (2014 estimate)[2]
01 "Adana 14,045.56 1,854,270 2,165,595
02 "Adıyaman 7,606.16 623,811 597,835
03 "Afyonkarahisar 14,718.63 812,416 706,371
04 "Ağrı 11,498.67 528,744 549,435
05 "Amasya 5,703.78 365,231 321,913
06 "Ankara 25,401.94 4,007,860 5,150,072
07 "Antalya 20,790.56 1,719,751 2,222,562
08 "Artvin 7,367.10 191,934 169,674
09 "Aydın 7,904.43 950,757 1,041,979
10 "Balıkesir 14,472.73 1,076,347 1,189,057
11 "Bilecik 4,306.77 194,326 209,925
12 "Bingöl 8,253.51 253,739 266,019
13 "Bitlis 7,094.50 388,678 338,023
14 "Bolu 8,323.39 270,654 284,789
15 "Burdur 7,134.95 256,803 256,898
16 "Bursa 10,886.38 2,125,140 2,787,539
17 "Çanakkale 9,950.43 464,975 511,790
18 "Çankırı 7,491.89 270,355 183,550
19 "Çorum 12,796.21 597,065 527,220
20 "Denizli 11,804.19 950,757 978,700
21 "Diyarbakır 15,204.01 1,362,708 1,635,048
22 "Edirne 6,097.91 402,606 400,280
23 "Elazığ 9,281.45 569,616 568,753
24 "Erzincan 11,727.55 316,841 223,633
25 "Erzurum 25,330.90 937,389 763,320
26 "Eskişehir 13,902.03 706,009 812,320
27 "Gaziantep 6,844.84 1,285,249 1,889,466
28 "Giresun 6,831.58 523,819 429,984
29 "Gümüşhane 6,437.01 186,953 146,353
30 "Hakkâri 7,178.88 236,581 276,287
31 "Hatay 5,831.36 1,253,726 1,519,836
32 "Isparta 8,871.08 513,681 418,780
33 "Mersin 15,512.25 1,651,400 1,727,255
34 "Istanbul 5,315.33 10,018,735 14,377,018
35 "İzmir 12,015.61 3,370,866 4,113,072
36 "Kars 10,139.09 325,016 296,466
37 "Kastamonu 13,157.98 375,476 368,907
38 "Kayseri 17,109.33 1,060,432 1,322,376
39 "Kırklareli 6,299.78 328,461 343,723
40 "Kırşehir 6,530.32 253,239 222,707
41 "Kocaeli 3,625.29 1,206,085 1,722,795
42 "Konya 40,813.52 2,192,166 2,108,808
43 "Kütahya 12,013.57 656,903 571,554
44 "Malatya 12,102.70 853,658 769,544
45 "Manisa 13,228.50 1,260,169 1,367,905
46 "Kahramanmaraş 14,456.74 1,002,384 1,089,038
47 "Mardin 8,806.04 705,098 788,996
48 "Muğla 12,949.21 715,328 894,509
49 "Muş 8,067.16 453,654 411,216
50 "Nevşehir 5,391.64 309,914 286,250
51 "Niğde 7,365.29 348,081 343,898
52 "Ordu 5,952.49 887,765 724,268
53 "Rize 3,921.98 365,938 329,779
54 "Sakarya 4,880.19 756,168 932,706
55 "Samsun 9,364.10 1,209,137 1,269,989
56 "Siirt 5,473.29 263,676 318,366
57 "Sinop 5,816.55 225,574 204,526
58 "Sivas 28,567.34 755,091 623,116
59 "Tekirdağ 6,342.30 623,591 906,732
60 "Tokat 10,072.62 828,027 597,920
61 "Trabzon 4,664.04 975,137 766,782
62 "Tunceli 7,685.66 93,584 86,527
63 "Şanlıurfa 19,336.21 1,443,422 1,845,667
64 "Uşak 5,363.09 322,313 349,459
65 "Van 19,414.14 877,524 1,085,542
66 "Yozgat 14,074.09 682,919 432,560
67 "Zonguldak 3,309.86 615,599 598,796
68 "Aksaray 7,965.51 396,084 384,252
69 "Bayburt 3,739.08 97,358 80,607
70 "Karaman 8,868.90 243,210 240,362
71 "Kırıkkale 4,569.76 383,508 271,092
72 "Batman 4,659.21 456,734 557,593
73 "Şırnak 7,151.57 353,197 488,966
74 "Bartın 2,080.36 184,178 189,405
75 "Ardahan 4,967.63 133,756 100,809
76 "Iğdır 3,587.81 168,634 192,056
77 "Yalova 850.46 168,593 226,514
78 "Karabük 4,108.80 225,102 231,333
79 "Kilis 1,427.76 114,724 128,781
80 "Osmaniye 3,195.99 458,782 506,807
81 "Düzce 2,592.95 314,266 355,549

Codes[edit]

The numbers of the ISO code, the first two digits of the "vehicle registration plates of Turkey and the first digits of the "postal codes in Turkey are the same. NUTS codes are different.

Name "ISO 3166-2 "NUTS "Phone prefix
"Adana TR-01 TR621 322
"Adıyaman TR-02 TRC12 416
"Afyonkarahisar TR-03 TR332 272
"Ağrı TR-04 TRA21 472
"Aksaray TR-68 TR712 382
"Amasya TR-05 TR834 358
"Ankara TR-06 TR510 312
"Antalya TR-07 TR611 242
"Ardahan TR-75 TRA24 478
"Artvin TR-08 TR905 466
"Aydın TR-09 TR321 256
"Balıkesir TR-10 TR221 266
"Bartın TR-74 TR813 378
"Batman TR-72 TRC32 488
"Bayburt TR-69 TRA13 458
"Bilecik TR-11 TR413 228
"Bingöl TR-12 TRB13 426
"Bitlis TR-13 TRB23 434
"Bolu TR-14 TR424 374
"Burdur TR-15 TR613 248
"Bursa TR-16 TR411 224
"Çanakkale TR-17 TR222 286
"Çankırı TR-18 TR822 376
"Çorum TR-19 TR833 364
"Denizli TR-20 TR322 258
"Diyarbakır TR-21 TRC22 412
"Düzce TR-81 TR423 380
"Edirne TR-22 TR212 284
"Elazığ TR-23 TRB12 424
"Erzincan TR-24 TRA12 446
"Erzurum TR-25 TRA11 442
"Eskisehir TR-26 TR412 222
"Gaziantep TR-27 TRC11 342
"Giresun TR-28 TR903 454
"Gümüşhane TR-29 TR906 456
"Hakkari TR-30 TRB24 438
"Hatay TR-31 TR631 326
"Iğdır TR-76 TRA23 476
"Isparta TR-32 TR612 246
"Istanbul-I (Thrace) TR-34 TR100 212
"Istanbul-II (Anatolia) TR-34 TR100 216
"İzmir TR-35 TR310 232
"Kahramanmaraş TR-46 TR632 344
"Karabük TR-78 TR812 370
"Karaman TR-70 TR522 338
"Kars TR-36 TRA22 474
"Kastamonu TR-37 TR821 366
"Kayseri TR-38 TR721 352
"Kilis TR-79 TRC13 348
"Kırıkkale TR-71 TR711 318
"Kırklareli TR-39 TR213 288
"Kırşehir TR-40 TR715 386
"Kocaeli (İzmit) TR-41 TR421 262
"Konya TR-42 TR521 332
"Kütahya TR-43 TR333 274
"Malatya TR-44 TRB11 422
"Manisa TR-45 TR331 236
"Mardin TR-47 TRC31 482
"Mersin TR-33 TR622 324
"Muğla TR-48 TR323 252
"Muş TR-49 TRB22 436
"Nevşehir TR-50 TR714 384
"Niğde TR-51 TR713 388
"Ordu TR-52 TR902 452
"Osmaniye TR-80 TR633 328
"Rize TR-53 TR904 464
"Sakarya (Adapazarı) TR-54 TR422 264
"Samsun TR-55 TR831 362
"Şanlıurfa TR-63 TRC21 414
"Siirt TR-56 TRC34 484
"Sinop TR-57 TR823 368
"Sivas TR-58 TRC33 346
"Şırnak TR-73 TR722 486
"Tekirdağ TR-59 TR211 282
"Tokat TR-60 TR832 356
"Trabzon TR-61 TR901 462
"Tunceli TR-62 TRB14 428
"Uşak TR-64 TR334 276
"Van TR-65 TRB21 432
"Yalova TR-77 TR425 226
"Yozgat TR-66 TR723 354
"Zonguldak TR-67 TR811 372

Governors[edit]

Province Name Since
"Adana "Hüseyin Avni Coş 2011
"Adıyaman Ramazan Sodan 2008
"Afyonkarahisar İrfan Balkanlıoğlu 2010
"Ağrı Ali Yerlikaya 2010
"Aksaray Orhan Alimoğlu 2008
"Amasya Abdil Celil Öz 2011
"Ankara Alâaddin Yüksel 2010
"Antalya Ahmet Altıparmak 2010
"Ardahan Mustafa Tekmen 2009
"Artvin Mustafa Yemlihalıoğlu 2009
"Aydın Kerem Al 2011
"Balıkesir Yılmaz Arslan 2009
"Bartın Halil Işık 2008
"Batman Ahmet Turhan 2009
"Bayburt "Hasan İpek 2011
"Bilecik Halil İbrahim Akpınar 2010
"Bingöl Mustafa Hakan Güvençer 2010
"Bitlis Nurettin Yılmaz 2008
"Bolu İbrahim Özçimen 2010
"Burdur Süleyman Tapsız 2010
"Bursa Şahabettin Harput 2007
"Çanakkale Güngör Azim Tuna 2011
"Çankırı Şemsettin Uzun 2008
"Çorum Nurullah Çakır 2010
"Denizli Yavuz Erkmen 2008
"Diyarbakır Mustafa Toprak 2010
"Düzce "Vasip Şahin 2010
"Edirne Gökhan Sözer 2010
"Elazığ Muammer Erol 2008
"Erzincan Abdulkadir Demir 2008
"Erzurum "Sebahattin Öztürk 2009
"Eskişehir Mehmet Kılıçlar 2008
"Gaziantep Erdal Ata 2011
"Giresun Dursun Ali Şahin 2011
"Gümüşhane Yusuf Mayda 2011
"Hakkari Muammer Türker 2008
"Hatay Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz 2009
"Iğdır Amir Çiçek 2010
"Isparta "Memduh Oğuz 2010
"Istanbul "Hüseyin Avni Mutlu 2010
"İzmir Mustafa Cahit Kıraç 2007
"Kahramanmaraş Şükrü Kocatepe 2010
"Karabük İzzettin Küçük 2010
"Karaman Süleyman Kahraman 2010
"Kars Ahmet Kara 2009
"Kastamonu Erdoğan Bektaş 2010
"Kayseri Mevlüt Bilici 2007
"Kilis Yusuf Odabaş 2011
"Kırıkkale Hakan Yusuf Güner 2009
"Kırklareli Cengiz Aydoğdu 2009
"Kırşehir Mehmet Ufuk Erden 2009
"Kocaeli Ercan Topaca 2010
"Konya Aydın Nezih Doğan 2009
"Kütahya Kenan Çiftçi 2010
"Malatya Ulvi Saran 2009
"Manisa Halil İbrahim Daşöz 2011
"Mardin Turhan Ayvaz 2011
"Mersin (İçel) "Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu 2010
"Muğla Fatih Şahin 2010
"Muş Erdoğan Bektaş 2008
"Nevşehir Abdurrahman Savaş 2010
"Niğde Alim Barut 2009
"Ordu Ali Kaban 2008
"Osmaniye Celalettin Cerrah 2009
"Rize Seyfullah Hacımüftüoğlu 2009
"Sakarya Mustafa Büyük 2010
"Samsun Hüseyin Aksoy 2010
"Siirt Musa Çolak 2010
"Şırnak "Vahdettin Özkan 2010
"Sinop Ahmet Cengiz 2010
"Sivas Ali Kolat 2009
"Tekirdağ Zübeyir Kemelek 2009
"Tokat Şerif Yılmaz 2009
"Trabzon Recep Kızılcık 2009
"Tunceli Osman Kaymak 2014
"Şanlıurfa Nuri Okutan 2009
"Uşak Özdemir Çakacak 2009
"Van Münir Karaloğlu 2009
"Yalova Osman Çapalı 2011
"Yozgat Necati Şentürk 2010
"Zonguldak Erol Ayyıldız 2011

Defunct provinces[edit]

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A 1927 map of the provinces of Turkey

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ There were 4. The city of "Mersin was previously under "İçel province and the city of "Adapazarı was renamed after its "Sakarya Province in 2008.
  2. ^ http://www.tuik.gov.tr/PreIstatistikTablo.do?istab_id=1595
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