Ankara Bala District Guide

Ankara City Guide

Bala is located on southern region of Ankara with thirty thousand population. The district is adjacent to Haymana, Gölbaşı, Şereflikoçhisar and Elmadağ. There are not many places to visit in Bala district. The people of the district are generally of Turkmen origin. Therefore, Turkmen and Abdal culture is dominant in Bala district. It is famous for its folk songs and local dishes. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk nominated for the first deputy from Bala district. There are also recreation areas with national park status within the boundaries of the district. Due to its high altitude, Bala is one of the coldest districts of Ankara during the winter months. Economy in Bala is largely based on agriculture, industry and trade. It has large-scale agricultural lands. Harvest Festival is held every year in the district.

Check out the most comprehensive Bala district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Bala” or “How to get to Bala?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




16.25 / km2

-10.00 %

2830 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Bala? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Bala, there is a state hospital.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Bala or real estate for rent in Bala, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Ankara, Bala district, the prices of houses for sale have increased by % in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 115 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Ankara province Bala district as of the end of August 2020 were Afşar, Abazlı, Kartaltepe, respectively.

Accommodation in Bala is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. You can find hotels that are suitable for every kind of budget in the borders of district.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Bala” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Bala” questions in this guide. You can find natural and historical places to see all around the district. Bala district stands out with the Beynam Forests within its borders. Beynam Forests attract attention with their rich vegetation and clean air. You can choose Beyman Forest to spend a pleasant time and do sports. You can visit Aliasos Ancient City for a historical journey. Kesik Bridge and Kesikköprü Dam are among the places to visit in Bala district. Kesikköprü Dam is suitable for swimming, angling, daily picnics and camping. Kesik Bridge has survived from the Seljuk period to the present day.

Bala has only bus transportation alternatives. You can use EGO buses or ÖHO buses to visit different districts of the city. You can also use minibuses for inner transportation in the district. Bala is 110 kilometers away from Ankara Esenboğa International Airport.

Check out the Ankara metro and tramway map below :

Ankara Subway Map


Enes Sahin

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