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Akçakale

Akçakale
Akçakale town
Akçakale town
Akçakale is located in Turkey
Akçakale
Akçakale
Coordinates:
Country Turkey
Province Şanlıurfa
Government
 • Mayor Abdulhakim Ayhan (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Şefik Aygöl
Area[1]
 • District 690.86 km2 (266.74 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 28,684
 • District 91,731
 • District density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Website .tr.bel.akcakalewww

Akçakale (Arabic: تل أبيضTal Abyaḍ) is a mostly ethnic Arab town and District of Şanlıurfa Province, in southeastern Turkey.

It lies on the road TUR-D-885. Akçakale forms a divided city with Tell Abyad in Syria, maintaining a border crossing.

The mayor is Abdülhakim Ayhan (AKP).[3]


Border towns of Akçakale in Turkey and Tal Abyad in Syria.

2012 Syrian border clash

On October 3, 2012, the town of Akçakale in Turkey was hit by shells from across the Syrian border in Tal Abyad, killing five civilians.[3][4]


Climate

Climate data for Akçakale
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10
(50)
13
(55)
17
(62)
23
(73)
29
(84)
35
(95)
39
(102)
38
(100)
35
(95)
27
(80)
19
(66)
12
(53)
24.8
(76.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(33)
2
(35)
5
(41)
9
(48)
13
(55)
18
(64)
21
(69)
20
(68)
16
(60)
11
(51)
5
(41)
2
(35)
10.3
(50)
Precipitation mm (inches) 91
(3.6)
69
(2.7)
69
(2.7)
48
(1.9)
30
(1)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
23
(0.9)
43
(1.7)
79
(3.1)
455
(17.7)
Source: Weatherbase [5]


References

Districts of Şanlıurfa
  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^ a b La Turquie riposte après des tirs d'obus syriens sur son sol, Le Figaro, 04/10/2012
  4. ^ "Turkey hits targets inside Syria after border deaths".  
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Akcakale, Turkey". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on 24 November 2011.
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