Birejik

Birecik
Birecik
Birecik

Coordinates: 37°01′30″N 37°58′37″E / 37.02500°N 37.97694°E / 37.02500; 37.97694Coordinates: 37°01′30″N 37°58′37″E / 37.02500°N 37.97694°E / 37.02500; 37.97694

Country Turkey
Province Şanlıurfa
Government
 • Mayor Faruk Pınarbaşı (SP)
 • Kaymakam Ozan Balcı
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Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
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Birecik (Greek: Bithra, Βίρθα and later Macedonopolis or Makedonopolis, Μακεδονόπολη; Latin: Birtha; Arabic: al-Bīrā البيرا‎; Kurdish: Bêrecûg, Ottoman Turkish: بيره جك), also formerly known as Bir and during the Crusades as Bile, is a town and district of Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey, on the River Euphrates.

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The Northern Bald Ibis used to nest here and winter in the deserts of Arabia, up to 1,000 pairs in the 1960s. Now a few dozen birds remain and these no longer migrate but remain protected year-round in Birecik.

Birecik is a bridge across the Euphrates and a useful stopping place on the road from Şanlıurfa to Gaziantep, with waterside restaurants.

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Exrenal links

  • District Governor's Office
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