|o Mayor||Tolga Tosun(CHP)|
|o District||713.38 km2 (275.44 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|o District density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
10200 or 10220
|Area code(s)||(+90) 0266|
The city is a commercial centre and its harbour serves as a transit point for trade between Istanbul and ?zmir. There is also agriculture produced in the surrounding areas, producing products like cereals, sheep wool and meat, cattle, grain and the mineral boracite.
The city has road and rail connections with other urban centres. Bal?kesir which is province centre is 90 km, Istanbul is 100 km northeast (by boat), Bursa 100 km east, ?zmir 270 km southwest and Çanakkale 170 km west. Also city has a seaport and military airport.
The town, once known as Panderma, grew with the opening of the Izmir Railway in 1912. The port was active, and hosted steamships from throughout the world, including British and Greek ships. The city had intentions to build larger docks for large steamships.
Band?rma is one of TCDD's main seaports, therefore the city sees much freight railroad traffic. Two passenger trains also operate from Band?rma to ?zmir daily. These being the "6 Eylül Ekspresi", and the "17 Eylül Ekspresi". A new railway project will connect Band?rma with Bursa.?DO also connects Band?rma with ?stanbul, via ferry. There is also a ferryboat from Tekirdag to Bandirma.
There is one public university in Band?rma: Band?rma Onyedi Eylül University.
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