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Elbistan (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Elbistan - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 9 October 2019

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Presentation of Elbistan

The municipality of Elbistan (139,855 inhabitants; 95,037 in the town of Elbistan; 23,191 ha) is located 170 km south-west of Kahramanmaraş.

Ivan Sache, 9 October 2019

Flag of Elbistan

The flag of Elbistan (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

The emblem, adopted in May 2019, features the eight-pointed Seljuq star. The logo was selected among some 100 proposals presented by five companies.
The traditional meaning of the eight angles are: compassion, praise to the Lord, generosity, loyalty, secret, truth, patience, and compassion.
The red color is a symbol of fertility, efficacy, solidity, reliability, comfort, endurance, simplicity, friendship, a well as open-mindedness, commitment, excitement, innovation, move, change and transformation.
[Memleketten Haber, 18 May 2019]

Tomislav Šipek, 9 October 2019

Former flag of Elbistan


Former flag of Elbistan - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 November 2017

The former flag of Elbistan (photo) was white with the municipality's former emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
The emblem, used for the last seven years, features the Great Mosque, Mt. Shar and the skyline of the thermal power plant of Afşin.

The Great Mosque (presentation) is of unknown exact construction date. The inscription engraved on the main gate is dated 637 (1239-1240), under the rule of the Seljuq Sultan of Rûm Kaykhusraw II (1237-1246) The inscription also mentions Emir Mübârizüddin Çavlı. It is believed that the mosque was built be the sultan and that the inscription could have been brought from another mosque built by the emir.
Destroyed during the sack of the town by Shah Ismail of Perdia in 1507, the mosque was rebuilt in Ottoman style by Ali Bey (1515-1533), appointed governor of the former Emirate of Dulkadir by Ottoman Sultan Selim I.

The Afşin power plant (photo) was represented on the reverse of a 5,000 lira banknote used from 1990 to 1994 (photo).

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 9 October 2019

Elbistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Flag of ETSO - Image by Ivan Sache, 1 August 2019

The flag of ETSO (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 1 August 2019