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Summary Information About Karabük

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 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).

 

Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel industry of Turkey. Thus it has one of the worst- if not the worst – air pollution in the country, with a hazardous Air Quality Index of 328. Karabük lies in a location near Filyos River formed by the merge of Araç and Soğanlı rivers.

 

Karabük Province, 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.

 

Population

249287

Area

4074.00 km 2

Location

Districts

5

Municipalities

7

Towns

one

Villages

277

History of Karabük

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 research which were done around Eskipazar and Ovacık, the earliest site in this region is Yazıboy, which is a village of Eskipazar nowadays. Research think that one of tumulus in this village reach today from b.c. 2500.

 

Districts of Karabük

  • Eflani
  • Eskipazar
  • Ovacik
  • Safranbolu
  • Yenice

Point of Interests in Karabük

Karabük has its own resources of dolomite and limestone, while coal and manganese is brought from Zonguldak and iron ore from Divriği. This allows a varied, yet basic industry in Karabük, including a coking plant, blast furnaces, a foundry and tube works. There are also chemical plants that produce sulfuric acid and phosphates. Nearby are the Zonguldak coal fields.

 

One of the major steel producers in Turkey, namely Kardemir (Karabük Iron and Steel Works), is located in Karabük.

Let's see the cuisine of Karabük

  • SAFRANBOLU BÜKMESİ
  • SÜTLÜ KEŞKEK ÇORBASI
  • SAFRANLI ZERDE
  • HÖŞMERİM
  • ETLİ YAPRAK DOLMASI
  • BORANA
  • ÇULLU BÖREK
  • KUYU KEBABI
  • BANDIRMA
  • ETLİ BULGUR AŞI
  • MISIR ÇÖREĞİ
  • SULU YAYIM ÇORBASI
  • SEHZADE PILAVI
  • PEROHİ

For more information about Karabük

https://www.kulturportali.gov.tr/turkiye/karabuk/genelbilgiler

 

 

For more information, you may visit the official government website of KARABUK

http://www.karabuk.gov.tr/

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