Location o Bayrampaşa in Istanbul
|• Mayor||Atila Aydıner (AKP)|
|• Governor||Abdulkadir Yazıcı|
|• Total||9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||17 m (56 ft)|
|• Density||28,000/km2 (73,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Bayrampaşa (pronooncit [bajˈɾampaʃa]) is a suburban destrict o Istanbul, Turkey on the European side o the ceety. The destrict comprises baith wirkin class residential an industrial auries. Population is 240,000 (1997), an the destrict covers an aurie o 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi). The mayor is Atila Aydıner (AKP).
The fowk o Bayrampaşa are mainly Bosniaks. The hoosin in Bayrampaşa is generally poor quality an thare are wirkshops an sma factories even in the residential streets, while lairge auries o the destrict are purely industrial.
There are a nummer o important public biggins in the aurie: Istanbul's lairgest preeson (that haes been nou idled); twa lairge sports complexes; the main bus station (which is actually in Bayrampaşa awtho it is namit Esenler bus station). Bayrampaşa lies on the route o the auld road tae Thrace an a nummer o major roads an a licht railwey run throu the middle o the aurie.
The aurie wis kent as Sağmalcılar till 1970 when a lairge ootbreak o cholera, caused bi pollution o the Ottoman-built watter supply bi new biggins an factories, led tae the aurie bein quarantined. Follaein this incident the name Sağmalcılar became synonymous wi cholera so the destrict wis renamit Bayrampaşa. Little o the Ottoman watter seestem, which wis built bi Mimar Sinan, remains the day.
Bayrampaşa is famous for its airtichokes producit in the past, but nou awtho thare is nae production in the region its name is given tae a variety o airtichoke in Turkey. An aw thare is a lairge statue o an airtichoke in the middle o the destrict which became a seembol o the region.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "TÜRKİYE İSTATİSTİK KURUMU". Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- Elma Gabela (5 June 2011). "Turkey's Bosniak communities uphold their heritage, traditions". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
- "Information on Bayrampaşa district" (in Turkish). Governorship of Istanbul. 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-16.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)