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Kırıkkale Province (Turkey)

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[Flag] image by Tomislav Šipek, 7 September 2021

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Presentation of Kırıkkale Province

Kırıkkale Province (277,084 inhabitants in 2010; 436,500 ha) is located in central Anatolia.

Ivan Sache, 13 May 2018

Flag of Kırıkkale Province

The new flag of Kirikkale Province is white with a logo featuring the Çeşnigir bridge in a highly stylized format.

Tomislav Šipek, 7 September 2021

The previous logo was adopted in October 2011. The public contest organized by the provincial government from 18 April to 15 June 2011 yielded 407 proposals. The jury composed of eight members did not grant the first prize; a second prize was granted to Ali İhsan İnçukur, from İstanbul, while a third prize was granted to Engin Bozkurt, from Ankara., İLgazetesi, 20 October 2011

Ivan Sache, 9 September 2021

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Flag of Kırıkkale Province, two versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 11 May 2018

The flag of Kırıkkale Province (photos) is white with the province's emblem in the middle. "T.C." stands for "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti", "Republic of Turkey"; "Valiliği" means "Governorate".

The emblem features the Çeşnigir bridge. Originally built to cross river Kızılırmak on the Ankara-Kırşehir road, the bridge is nowadays partially submerged in the Kapulukaya Dam lake.
Although its exact date of building in unknown, the bridge is of the 13th century Seljuk style. In 1402, Timur's troops allegedly crossed it when marching against Ankara. The bridge was rebuilt by the architect Mimar Sinan during the Egyptian expedition led by Sultan Selim II (1566-1574).
[Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Kantar Atlas, 12 August 2015]

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 11 May 2018