Location of Yalova Province in Turkey
|• Electoral district||Yalova|
|• Total||847 km2 (327 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
Yalova Province (Turkish : Yalova ili) is a province in northwestern Turkey, on the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Its adjacent provinces are Bursa to the south and Kocaeli to the east. The population of the Yalova Province was 203,741 in 2010. Prior to 1930, the area around Yalova constituted a district of Kocaeli Province; from 1930 to 1995, it was made part of Istanbul Province; in 1995, the area was separated and made into the current Yalova Province.
The provincial capital is the city of Yalova.
Yalova Province is divided into 6 districts:
Kocaeli Province is a province of Turkey and one of only two to not have the same official name as its capital, İzmit, which is thus also sometimes called Kocaeli. The province is the successor of the Ottoman-era Sanjak of Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Sakarya to the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Technical University.
Düzce Province is a province in northwestern Turkey. It is on the coastline of the Black Sea and is traversed by the main highway between Istanbul and Ankara. The main town is Düzce. There are ancient Greek ruins in the province.
Bursa Province is a province in Turkey along the Sea of Marmara coast in northwestern Anatolia. It borders Balıkesir to the west, Kütahya to the south, Bilecik and Sakarya to the east, Kocaeli to the northeast and Yalova to the north. The province has an area of 11,043 km2 and a population of 2,994,521 as of 2018. Its traffic code is 16.
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.
Bilecik Province is a province in midwest Turkey, neighboring Bursa to the west, Kocaeli and Sakarya to the north, Bolu to the east, Eskişehir to the southeast and Kütahya to the south, spanning an area of 4,307 km2. The population is 225,381. Most of the province laid down in Marmara Region but eastern parts of Gölpazarı and Söğüt district and districts of İnhisar and Yenipazar remained in Black Sea Region, smaller southeastern parts of Bozüyük and Söğüt remained in Central Anatolia Region and smaller southwestern part of Bozüyük remained in Aegean Region.
Adapazarı is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of Sakarya Province. The province itself was originally named Adapazarı as well. Adapazarı is a part of the densely populated region of the country known as the Marmara Region. In 2014, the city had a population of 462,087.
Yalova is a city located in northwestern Turkey, near the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Yalova has a city population of 100,863, while the population of Yalova Province is 118,998 as of 2011. Currently there is a controversy around the municipal election results in Yalova especially after the Supreme Election Board invalidated the 2014 Municipal Election results on April 24, 2014 after a few recounts that changed results.
Armutlu is a town and district of Yalova Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. The mayor is Mehmet Birkan (AKP).
Gölcük is a town and district of Kocaeli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. The town is located at the northern gulf of Armutlu Peninsula on the coast of Marmara Sea and south of the province.
Kandıra is a town and district of Kocaeli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. Its neighbours are Kaynarca to the east, Adapazarı to the southeast, İzmit to the south and Şile to the west.
The Marmara Region is a geographical region of Turkey.
Kartepe is a town and district of Kocaeli Province, Turkey. The mayor is Şükrü Karabalık (AKP).
Subaşı is a belde (town) in Altınova district of Yalova Province, Turkey. Situated atit is close to Hersek Headland of Marmara Sea and has almost merged to Altınova to the east. The distance to Yalova is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi). The population of Subaşı is 5459 as of 2010. The name of the village refers to subaşı, a title in the Ottoman bureaucracy and the residents of the town are mostly Turkish migrants who were expelled from Bulgaria in 1935. The settlement was declared a seat of township in 1992. But it suffered severely in the 7.6 magnitude 1999 İzmit earthquake.
Kadıköy is a belde (town) in the central district of Yalova Province, Turkey. Atit is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) south west of Yalova and at the midpoint of Armutlu Peninsula. The population of Kadıköy is 5414 as of 2010. The settlement was founded by an Ottoman kadı ("judge"). Hence it was named as Kadıköy. During Ottoman Empire most of the population was composed of Greeks. But according to Population exchange between Greece and Turkey agreement the Greek population was replaced by Turkish population from Greece. Refugees from Caucasus after the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) were also settled in the village. The village was declared a seat of township in 1991. Intensive farming such as green house farming and floriculture is the main economic activity of the town.
Koru is a belde (town) in Çınarcık district of Yalova Province, Turkey. Situated atit is between Çınarcık to west and Yalova to east, all coastal places on the Anatolian side of Marmara Sea. Distance to ÇInarcık is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) and to Yalova is 9 kilometres (5.6 mi). The population of Koru is 5257. as of 2010. Up to 20th century the population was composed of Greeks. The name of the settlement was Kuri. After the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey agreement, the former population of the settlement was replaced by the Turks from Serres and Drama in 1924. Former name was changed to a Turkish name with a similar sound and meaning small forest quite suitable for Koru. In 1992, the settlement was declared a seat of township. In 1999 the town suffered from the Great earthquake. Now the town is flourisahing as a center of floricıulture. Many agricultural crops are also produced.
The Armutlu Peninsula is a peninsula extending westward into Marmara Sea in the Anatolian section of Turkey. In addition to Yalova Province, parts of Kocaeli Province and Bursa Province are on the peninsula.
Tavşanlı is a belde (town) in Altınova district of Yalova Province, Turkey. Atit is situated in the northern portion of Armutlu Peninsula. The distance to Altınova is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) and to Yalova is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi). The population of Tavşanlı is 2586 as of 2010. The ferry dock is only 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) to Tavşanlı and the picnik places around the town can easily by reached in daily tours from İstanbul. Fruit and vegetable farming as well as floriculture are the main sources of revenue of the town.
İzmit, known as Nicomedia in antiquity, is a district and the capital of Kocaeli province, Turkey. It is located at the Gulf of İzmit in the Sea of Marmara, about 100 km (62 mi) east of Istanbul, on the northwestern part of Anatolia. The city center has a population of 300,611. The population of the province is 1,459,772. Unlike other provinces in Turkey, apart from Istanbul, the whole province is included within the municipality of the metropolitan center.
Fıstıklı is a village in the Armutlu district of the Yalova Province in Turkey. Fıstıklı is a coastal village located alongside the Armutlu–Gemlik highway. It is 8 kilometers from central Armutlu and 63 kilometers from the capital of the Yalova Province. The main sources of income for the village, which lies on the coast of the Sea of Marmara, are olive tree cultivation and fishing. Located in Fıstıklı are a village health clinic and an elementary school.
The East Marmara Region (TR4) is a statistical region in Turkey.
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