Provinces of Turkey

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
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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.

List of provinces

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

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

Province Name Since
AdanaHüseyin Avni Coş2011
AdıyamanRamazan Sodan2008
Afyonkarahisarİrfan Balkanlıoğlu2010
AğrıAli Yerlikaya2010
AksarayOrhan Alimoğlu2008
AmasyaAbdil Celil Öz2011
AnkaraAlâaddin Yüksel2010
AntalyaAhmet Altıparmak2010
ArdahanMustafa Tekmen2009
ArtvinMustafa Yemlihalıoğlu2009
AydınKerem Al2011
BalıkesirYılmaz Arslan2009
BartınHalil Işık2008
BatmanAhmet Turhan2009
BayburtHasan İpek2011
BilecikHalil İbrahim Akpınar2010
BingölMustafa Hakan Güvençer2010
BitlisNurettin Yılmaz2008
Boluİbrahim Özçimen2010
BurdurSüleyman Tapsız2010
BursaŞahabettin Harput2007
ÇanakkaleGüngör Azim Tuna2011
ÇankırıŞemsettin Uzun2008
ÇorumNurullah Çakır2010
DenizliYavuz Erkmen2008
DiyarbakırMustafa Toprak2010
DüzceVasip Şahin2010
EdirneGökhan Sözer2010
ElazığMuammer Erol2008
ErzincanAbdulkadir Demir2008
ErzurumSebahattin Öztürk2009
EskişehirMehmet Kılıçlar2008
GaziantepErdal Ata2011
GiresunDursun Ali Şahin2011
GümüşhaneYusuf Mayda2011
HakkariMuammer Türker2008
HatayMehmet Celalettin Lekesiz2009
IğdırAmir Çiçek2010
IspartaMemduh Oğuz2010
IstanbulHüseyin Avni Mutlu2010
İzmirMustafa Cahit Kıraç2007
KahramanmaraşŞükrü Kocatepe2010
Karabükİzzettin Küçük2010
KaramanSüleyman Kahraman2010
KarsAhmet Kara2009
KastamonuErdoğan Bektaş2010
KayseriMevlüt Bilici2007
KilisYusuf Odabaş2011
KırıkkaleHakan Yusuf Güner2009
KırklareliCengiz Aydoğdu2009
KırşehirMehmet Ufuk Erden2009
KocaeliErcan Topaca2010
KonyaAydın Nezih Doğan2009
KütahyaKenan Çiftçi2010
MalatyaUlvi Saran2009
ManisaHalil İbrahim Daşöz2011
MardinTurhan Ayvaz2011
Mersin (İçel)Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu2010
MuğlaFatih Şahin2010
MuşErdoğan Bektaş2008
NevşehirAbdurrahman Savaş2010
NiğdeAlim Barut2009
OrduAli Kaban2008
OsmaniyeCelalettin Cerrah2009
RizeSeyfullah Hacımüftüoğlu2009
SakaryaMustafa Büyük2010
SamsunHüseyin Aksoy2010
SiirtMusa Çolak2010
ŞırnakVahdettin Özkan2010
SinopAhmet Cengiz2010
SivasAli Kolat2009
TekirdağZübeyir Kemelek2009
TokatŞerif Yılmaz2009
TrabzonRecep Kızılcık2009
TunceliOsman Kaymak2014
ŞanlıurfaNuri Okutan2009
UşakÖzdemir Çakacak2009
VanMünir Karaloğlu2009
YalovaOsman Çapalı2011
YozgatNecati Şentürk2010
ZonguldakErol Ayyıldız2011

Defunct provinces

See also

References

  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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