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Full nameTurkey
Official nameBandırma
Settlement typeTown
MayorSedat Pekel (CHP)
Total Area266.3 sq mi (690|elevation_m=1764 km2)
Elevation5787.4 ft (1764 m)
Total Population135094 (2010)
Urban (pop.)116319|population_footnotes=
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code10200 or 10220
Area code0266
Licence plate10|blank_name=Licence plate

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Bandırma (from , Panormos) is a city in northwestern Turkey with 113,385 inhabitants (2009 estimate) on the Sea of Marmara. Also, Bandırma is a district of Balıkesir.

The city is a commercial centre and its harbour serves as a transit point for trade between Istanbul and Izmir. There is also agriculture produced in the surrounding areas, covering products like cereals, sheep wool and meat, cattle, grain and the mineral boracite.

The city has road and rail connections with other urban centres. Balıkesir which is province centre is 90 km, Istanbul is 100 km northeast (by boat), Bursa 100 km east, İzmir 270 km southwest and Canakkale 170 km west. Also city has a seaport and military airport.

Bandırma's twin towns are Kamen, Germany and Mardin, Turkey.

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