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Municipal organization in Turkey

Each Turkish province (il) is divided in districts (ilçe). Each district includes at least one district municipality, and may include sub-district municipalities. The two municipal levels are called belediyesi.

The most populated towns (more than 750,000 inhabitants) were organized as metropolitan municipalities (büyükşehir belediyesi), encompassing urban and rural districts. The definition of metropolitan municipalities was extended to all provinces with more than 750,000 inhabitants; the former urban and rural districts were maintained as districts, while the former sub-district municipalities were abolished.

Ivan Sache, 2 July 2015


Metropolitan municipalities (Büyükşehir Belediyesi)