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Keban (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Keban - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 5 November 2017

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Presentation of Keban

The municipality of Keban (6,579 inhabitants in 2012, 4,860 in the town of Keban) is located 70 km northwest of Elaziğ.

Ivan Sache, 5 November 2017

Flag of Keban

The flag of Keban (photo, photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem features the Keban Dam.

Keban Dam is a hydroelectric dam in Turkey's east, the first and most upstream of several large-scale dams to be built on the Euphrates by Turkey. Construction of the dam commenced in 1966 and was completed in 1974. Keban Dam Lake, the reservoir created by Keban Dam, has a surface area of 675 square kilometers and is reputedly the fourth-largest lake in Turkey behind Lake Van, Lake Tuz, and the reservoir created by the Ataturk Dam.
The electricity generation at Keban Dam increased to 8 billion kWh in 2010.
[World Bulletin, 6 January 2011]

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 5 November 2017