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Balıkesir (Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Balıkesir, horizontal and vertical versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 20 Decelber 2017

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Flag of Balıkesir

The flag of Balıkesir, used either horizontally (photo) or vertically, is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Büyükşehir Belediyesi" means "Metropolitan Municipality".

Tomislav Šipek, 25 February 2015

Balıkesir Water and Sewerage Administration


Flag of BASKİ - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 25 January 2018

BASKİ was established by Decision No. 6,072, adopted on 31 March 2014 by the Council of Ministers.
In Balıkesir Province, a total of 112,981,000 m³ of surface water and groundwater are used annually. Total annual water used is 51,648,000 m³ of surface water resources (46 %), and 61,333,000 m³ of ground water resources (54%). More than two-thirds (67%) of the water resource is supplied to urban area.
More than 45% of the water resources are superficial water sources, and all of the surface water resources serve urban use. The waters coming from precipitations are collected in three dams and a pond and regulator, from which and they are supplied to treatment plants.
[BASKİ wesbite]

The flag of BASKİ (photo, photo) is white with the administration's logo.

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 24 January 2018

Balıkesir University


Flag of Balıkesir University - Image by Ivan Sache, 26 June 2017

The foundation of Balıkesir University (Balıkesir Üniversitesi - BAÜ; website) traces back to Karesi Teacher School, established in 1910. In 1982, Necati Institution of Education, Architecture and Engineering State Academy, Balıkesir School of Industry and Tourism, and Balıkesir Vocational School were connected to Uludağ University. Balıkesir University was eventually established on 11 July 1992.
The university is composed of 11 Faculties, 5 Institutes, 5 Schools, 16 Vocational Schools and 20 Research Centers.

The flag of BAÜ (photo, photo, photos, photos, photo, photos) is light blue with the university's emblem in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 26 June 2017

Boards of trade

Balıkesir Chamber of Commerce


Flag of BTO - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2017

BTO (website) was established in 1889 by 54 traders presided by Keşkekzade Hacı Nuri Bey. BTO has 4822 active members today.

The flag of BTO (photo, photo) is white with the organization's emblem, which was adopted in 2015.

Ivan Sache, 8 November 2017

Balıkesir Chamber of Industry


Flag of the BSO - Image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2017

BSO (website) was established in 1981, succeeding a chamber established with a special permission from the Ministry of Industry in 1954 as a sub-unit of the Aegean Regional Chamber of Industry, then encompassing Aydın, Muğla, Manisa, Denizli and Balıkesir Provinces.

The flag of BSO (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the organization's logo.

Ivan Sache, 8 November 2017

Balıkesir Commodity Exchange


Flag of the Balıkesir Commodity Exchange - Image by Ivan Sache, 4 September 2019

The first stock exchange in Balıkesir was established in 1930/1931, but this stock market became inefficient and closed after two years. The second attempt was made to establish the Exchange in 1958, the first Assembly election was held on 30 March 1958 and the Exchange (website) became operational in June 1958.

The flag of the Balıkesir Commodity Exchange (photo, photo, photo) is dark red with the organization's emblem.

Ivan Sache, 4 September 2019


Balıkesirspor (Balıkesirspor Kulübü Derneği) was established in 1966. The club played only for two seasons in the top league, 1975-1976 and 2014-2015.
The flag of Balıkesirspor (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the club's emblem in the middle.

Ivan Sache, 7 November 2016