Batman City Guide

Batman City Guide

Batman is located in Southeast Region of Turkey. Today, Batman is an industrial center with an oil refinery and a lot of factories. With the new investments, the population of Batman reached over 600.000. Batman has become the 72th city of Turkey in 1990. It is known that the city, which dates back to the 6th century, was first called Elekhan. Later, the name of the city was changed to Batman, according to rumors, as the region was founded on a swamp and believed to collapse. The city has an airport and a university. There are many places to visit in Batman. Check out the most comprehensive Batman city guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Batman” or “How to get to Batman?” in this guide.

City Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Districts

Postal Code

Area Code

GDP (Per Capita)


Southeast Anatolia


130 / km2

1,68 %

4,680 km




6,562 $

Batman has become an important industrial center of Turkey with the new investments at the last years. After city center, Kozluk is the biggest district of Batman with 60.000 population. Batman, which had the appearance of a small town until the first years of the Republic, has undergone a great change and development after the 1940s with the extraction of oil in the region, as mentioned above. Today, nearly half of the total oil production in Turkey is carried out in Batman.

The districts of Batman are Beşiri, Gercüş, Hasankeyf, Kozluk, Sason. You will find detailed information for all districts of Batman in this guide

Short History of Batman

Batman, which was established in the Republican era and was one of the rapidly developing cities, is a city that the oil and petroleum industry has discovered and developed in the last 20-30 years. Batman has replaced a formerly existing village called Iluh here. There is no information about when Iluh village was founded. Although there is no information about the history of the settlement, it is known that the region is parallel to the history of Siirt, to which the region has been administratively attached for a long time.

Accommodation in Batman concept is so important for visitors. At the last years, the concept of accommodation started to develop in all around the city. Today, you can find many hotels to stay in Batman. Check out all of the best alternatives below.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Batman or real estate for rent in Batman, you are on the right page. As of the end of July 2020 in Batman province, the prices of houses for sale increased by 22.52% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 160 square meters. Considering the annual averages, as of the end of July 2020, the most appreciated districts in Batman for residential properties are Sason and Kozluk, in descending order.

Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Batman? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Batman, there are 5 state hospitals and 6 private hospitals. Almost all districts have hospitals in different regions of the city. You can get high-quality health services in many health instutitions in Batman.

Road Transportation

Batman is a city where it is easy to reach by road since it is at the intersection of the main road junctions coming from the north, south and east directions. You can find direct bus services from big cities such as Istanbul and Ankara to Batman.

Air Transportation

Batman Airport is about 7 km from the city center. You can use the city bus, taxi, private company services or rent a car to provide transportation between the center and the airport. From Batman Airport; You can find direct flights to Istanbul and Ankara, and connecting flights from other cities.

Railway Transportation

There is an Express and a Regional Train option for those who want to go to Batman by train. Batman Train Station is located in the city center, in Akyürek District. The train services passing through Batman are as follows. You can use South Kurtalan Express or Batman – Diyarbakır Regional Train Lines.

You will find the answers of the “Best places to visit in Batman” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Batman” questions in this guide. Hızır Bey Mosque, one of the many works standing tall in Batman, is among the must-see places. Hasankeyf is a settlement center that hosts the most important historical buildings of the region with its location and architecture. It is known that the castle in Hasankeyf was built by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine in the 4th century. Hasankeyf, where there is an observatory, madrasa and hospital outside the castle, has served as a science center on the banks of the Tigris. When the Ilisu Dam project is completed, the area that will be completely submerged is one of the must-see places. Memikan Bridge, built on the Garzan Stream in the Beşiri district of Batman, is architecturally similar to the Malabadi Bridge. The bridge, which is one of the most important points for the Silk Road, is one of the most beautiful historical buildings of Batman.

There are only one state university located in Batman named as Batman University.


Enes Sahin

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