Location of Karabük Province in Turkey
|Region||West Black Sea|
|• Electoral district||Karabük|
|• Total||4,109 km2 (1,586 sq mi)|
|• Density||60/km2 (160/sq mi)|
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.
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.
Karabük province is divided into 6 districts (capital district in bold):
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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.
Zonguldak Province is a province along the western Black Sea coast region of Turkey. The province is 3.481 km2 in size and has a population of 619,703. Its adjacent provinces are Düzce to the southwest, Bolu to the south, Karabük to the southeast, and Bartın to the east. The capital is Zonguldak. Its Governor is Erdoğan Bektaş.
Kastamonu Province is one of the provinces of Turkey, in the Black Sea region to the north of the country. It is surrounded by Sinop to the east, Bartın, Karabük to the west, Çankırı to the south, Çorum to the southeast and the Black Sea to the north.
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is about 9 km north of the city of Karabük, 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Ankara and about 100 km south of the Black Sea coast. The town's historic names in Greek were Theodoroupolis and later Saframpolis (Σαφράμπολις). Its former names in Turkish were Zalifre and Taraklıborlu. It was part of Kastamonu Province until 1923 and Zonguldak Province between 1923 and 1995.
Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. According to the 2009 census, population of the city is 108 167. The district covers an area of 760 km2 (293 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 354 m (1,161 ft).
The Isfendiyarids or Isfendiyarid dynasty, also known as the Beylik of Sinop, Beylik of Isfendiyar, Jandarids or Beylik of Jandar, was an Anatolian Turkoman beylik that ruled principally in the regions corresponding to present-day Kastamonu and Sinop provinces of Turkey, also covering parts of Zonguldak, Bartın, Karabük, Samsun, Bolu, Ankara and Çankırı provinces, between 1292 and 1461, in the Black Sea region of modern-day Turkey. The region is also known in Western literature as Paphlagonia, a name used for the same geographic area during the Roman period.
Sakarya is a province in Turkey, located on the coast of Black Sea. The Sakarya River creates a webbing of estuaries in the province. Sakarya is located in the Marmara Region. Its adjacent provinces are Kocaeli to the west, Bilecik to the south, Bolu to the southeast, and Düzce to the east.
Bayburt Province is a province of Turkey. Located in the Northeast Anatolia region of the country, the capital city is Bayburt, and with a population of 74,412 is the least-populous province in Turkey.
Eflani is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Eflani is located at 100 km south of the Black Sea. 46 km away from, and to the east of Karabük, it is settled on a plateau divided by small rivers among the high mountains and valleys. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 12,270 of which 3,897 live in the town of Eflani. The district covers an area of 587 km2 (227 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 897 m (2,943 ft).
Keçiören is a metropolitan district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, a crowded district in the northern part of the city of Ankara. According to 2010 census, population of the district center is 817,262 The district covers an area of 190 km2 (73 sq mi), and the average elevation is 850 m (2,789 ft). The Çubuk River runs through the middle of the district.
Devrek is a town and district in Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. It was founded as Hamidiye, in the sanjak of Bolu. Devrek was incorporated into the Zonguldak Province on May 14, 1920. It is divided into five quarters, three subdistricts and seventy-six villages. The three subdistricts are Çaydeğirmeni, Eğerci, and Özbağı. The population of the Devrek district is 66,518. The mayor is Çetin Bozkurt (CHP).
Eskipazar is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, the population of the district was 16,365, of whom 8,457 lived in the town of Eskipazar. The district covers an area of 740 km2 (286 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 902 m (2,959 ft). It separated from Çerkeş district to become a district in its own right in 1945. It was a district in Çankırı Province until 1995. The Ankara-Zonguldak railway passes through the district.
Çubuk is a town and district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, outside the city of Ankara. Çubuk is a flat plain 35 km north of the city where Ankara airport is located. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 81,747 of which 76,716 live in the town of Çubuk. The district covers an area of 1,362 km2 (526 sq mi), and the average elevation is 1,100 m (3,609 ft).
Polatlı is a city and a district in Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, 80 km west of the Turkish capital Ankara, on the road to Eskişehir. According to 2019 census, population of the district is 125,075 of which 98,605 live in the city of Polatlı. The district covers an area of 3,789 km², and the average elevation is 850 m.
The Black Sea Region is a geographical region of Turkey.
Ovacık is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 5,455 of which 1,728 live in the town of Ovacık. She is the smallest district in Karabük Province. The district covers an area of 402 km2 (155 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 1,198 m (3,930 ft). She was a township in Çerkeş district between 1923-1957 and was the district in Çankırı Province between 1957 and 1995.
Yenice, also Çeltik, is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 26,951 of which 11,228 live in the town of Yenice. The district covers an area of 620 km2 (239 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 444 m (1,457 ft).
D.010, aka Black Sea Coastal Road, is a major west-east state road in northern Turkey that serves the Black Sea coast. The 1,427 km (887 mi) route starts in the west at the intersection D.014, 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of Karasu, Sakarya Province, and terminates at the intersection D.060, 25 km (16 mi) northeast of Kars in eastern Anatolia. However, it is discontinued between Zonguldak and 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of Çaycuma. The gap of 37 km (23 mi) distance is on the highway D.750.
Kılavuzlar is a village in the central district (Karabük) of Karabük Province, Turkey. The village is situated between Karabük and Safranbolu at. The Araç creek is to the south of the village. The distance to Karabük is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi). The population of Cumayanı is 1682 as of 2011. The village economy depends on vegetable and fruit gardening.
There is considerable dialectal variation in Turkish.
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