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Afyonkarahisar (District Municipality, Turkey)

Last modified: 2017-10-23 by ivan sache
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Flag of Afyonkarahisar - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 September 2017


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Presentation of Afyonkarahisar

The municipality of Afyonkarahisar (236,297 inhabitants in 2012, 186,991 in the town proper; 10,251 ha) is located in western Anatolia, 250 km south-west of Ankara. Once known as Afyon ("opium"), the town was renamed Afyonkarahisar ("Opium Black Castle") in 2004.

Ivan Sache, 21 February 2016


Flag of Afyonkarahisar

The flag of Afyonkarahisar (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality features the volcanic rock that culminates 200 m above the town (photo, photo, photo). The rock has been topped by a fortress since the Hittite times (c. 1350 BC); in 1071, the Seljuk Turks settled the place and renamed it Kara Hisar, for the fortress. Partly ruined, the citadel can be reached by climbing 800 stairs.

Tomislav Šipek, 25 September 2017


Municipalities

Çayırbağ

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Flag of Çayırbağ - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 September 2017

The flag of Çayırbağ (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the center. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017


Çıkrık

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Flag of Çıkrık - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017

The flag of Çıkrık (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the center. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017


Erkmen

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Flag of Erkmen - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017

The flag of Erkmen (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the center. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017


Gebeceler

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Flag of Gebeceler - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017

The flag of Gebeceler (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the center. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017


Işıklar

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Flag of Işıklar - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 September 2017

The flag of Işıklar (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the center. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 26 September 2017


Sülümenli

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Flag of Sülümenli - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017

The flag of Sülümenli (photo, photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the center. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 17 September 2017


Sülün

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Flag of Sülün - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 September 2017

The flag of Sülün (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the center. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 18 September 2017


Susuz

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Flag of Susuz - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 September 2017

The flag of Susuz (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the center. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 26 September 2017


Afyon Kocatepe University

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Flag of AKÜ, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 14 June 2017

Afyon Kocatepe University (Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi - AKÜ) was founded in Afyonkarahisar in 1992. AKÜ originates in the establishment in 1974 of Afyonkarahisar Finance and Accounting High School, a branch of Eskişehir Economics and Trading Sciences Academy. The university is composed of 12 Faculties, 4 Schools, 15 Vocational Colleges and 3 Institutes.
AKÜ is named for Afyon, the short, usual name of the town ("opium" in Turkish) and the nearby Kocatepe Hill, an emblematic place in the Greek-Turkish War. In August 1922, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was stationed in Afyonkarahisar. On 26 August 1922, he decided to launch the attack known in the Turkish historiography as the "All-out battle of Supreme military commands" and known to the historians as the Battle of Dumlupınar, which ended on 30 August with the collapse of the Greek army.
[AKÜ website]

The flag of AKÜ is white (photo, photo, photo), or blue (photo, photo) with the university's emblem in the center.
The emblem of AKÜ (construction sheet) is based on a famous photo of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk walking up the rocky top of the Kocatepe Hill, deep in thought - according to the Turkish historiography, foreseeing the attack of the Greek lines. The scene is also reproduced on the Atatürk Monument (photo) erected on the Kocatepe Hill in 1992 by Tankut Öktem.
The white flag uses the official emblem while the blue flag uses the emblem with a white border and black lettering.

Ivan Sache, 14 June 2017