Batman Tourism

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Batman (Kurdish: Êlih‎) is a city in the Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey and the capital of Batman Province. It lies on a plateau, 540 meters (1,772 feet) above sea level, near the confluence of the Batman River and the Tigris. The Batı Raman oil field, which is the largest oil field in Turkey, is located just outside the city. Batman has a local airport and a military airbase, which was used for transit of aircraft and helicopters in some search and rescue operations of the Gulf War. Until the 1950s, Batman was a village, called Iluh, with a population of about 3,000. However, oil fields were discovered around it in the 1940s that resulted in a rapid development of the area and in the inflow of workforce from other parts of Turkey. In 1957, the village was renamed Batman, after the river namesake, received a city status, and became a district center. Over the next 50 years, a significant amount of Batman's one-story buildings were rebuilt as multi-story buildings. As a result, its population grew to many, many times its previous size. A 511 km (318 mi) km long oil pipeline was built in 1967 from Batman to the port city of Dörtyol near the easternmost point of the Mediterranean coast in order to transport the crude oil from the Batman refinery. In 1990, the city became the capital of Batman Province. Apart from oil, which is by far the dominant commodity of the region, Batman produces beverages, processed food, chemicals, furniture, footwear, machinery and transport equipment. A university was established in 2007, Batman University, and is part of the Erasmus foreign student exchange program.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Batman, which is a city in Turkey. When planning a trip to Batman, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Diyarbakir. Attractions in Diyarbakir include Mor Gabriel Monastery, Great Mosque Of Mardin, Midyat Old City. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Diyarbakir Airport. Popular vacation packages of Batman are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Batman*

  • Pollution Statistics in Batman

    Know the pollution level of Batman before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Batman - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 89.66 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Batman

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Batman

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.83 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 44.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 26.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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