Karabük Province

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Karabük Province

Karabük ili
Karabuk in Turkey.svg
Location of Karabük Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region West Black Sea
Subregion Zonguldak
Government
   Electoral district Karabük
Area
  Total4,109 km2 (1,586 sq mi)
Population
 (2018) [1]
  Total248,014
  Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0370
Vehicle registration 78
Website http://www.karabuk.gov.tr

Karabük Province (Turkish : Karabük ili) is a landlocked province in the northern part of Anatolia (northern central Turkey), located about 200 km (124 mi) north of Ankara, 115 km (71 mi) away from Zonguldak and 113 km (70 mi) away from Kastamonu. In 2010 it had a population of 227,610. The main city is Karabük which is located about 100 km (62 mi) south of the Black Sea coast.

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Karabük Province is one of the newest provinces of Turkey. Until 1995 it was a district of Zonguldak, when it became an il (provincial center) in its own right. Established in 1995, it comprises Karabük, Eflani, Safranbolu and Yenice districts which were formerly part of Zonguldak Province and Eskipazar and Ovacık districts which were previously part of Çankırı Province.

Karabük is located on the highway between Bartın and Ankara, which was in ancient times an important route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. The railway between Ankara and Zonguldak passes through Karabük.

Safranbolu, a historically important city, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is located in Karabük Province.

Districts

Karabük province is divided into 6 districts (capital district in bold):

History

Karabük received its name from its geography. Its name occurred from combine of Kara, black in English, and Bük, shrubbery in English.

Although there are many tumuli and hill towns which give information of history of the region before the invention of writing, due to absence of scientific analysis, there is not sufficient information. However, as to archeological researches which were done around Eskipazar and Ovacık, the earliest site in this region is Yazıboy, which is a village of Eskipazar nowadays. Researches think that one of tumulus in this village reach today from b.c. 2500.

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Turkish dialects

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References

  1. "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

Coordinates: 41°13′25″N32°38′25″E / 41.22361°N 32.64028°E / 41.22361; 32.64028