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Batman (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Batman , two versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 14 September 2015

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Presentation of Batman

The municipality of Batman (381,990 inhabitants in 2012, 348,963 in the town proper; 56,359 ha) is located in south-eastern Anatolia. As a consequence of the oil boom, the village of Iluh was renamed in 1957 for the local river (Batman) and granted the municipal status.

Ivan Sache, 21 February 2016

Flag of Batman

The flag of Batman is yellow (photo, photo) or white (photo) with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem of the municipality represents oil extraction. The discovery of oil deposits near Batman in the 1940s caused an oil boom and a rapid and on-going population growth. The Batı Raman oil field is now the largest oil field in south-eastern Anatolia and Turkey (17 km x 4 km, with an estimated initial reserve of c. 1.85.109 STB).

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 21 February 2016

Batman University


Flag of Batman University - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 June 2017

Batman University (Batman Üniversitesi; website) was established on 28 May 2007. The university is composed of 7 Faculties, 3 Institutes, 3 Schools and 4 Vocational Schools. The university has campuses in Batman (central campus), Batı Raman, Kozluk and Hasankeyf.

The flag of the university (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem in the center.

Ivan Sache, 27 June 2017