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Summary Information About Kırıkkale

Kırıkkale Province is a province of Turkey. It is located on the crossroads of major highways east of Ankara leading east to the Black Sea region. With its rapid population growth it has become an industrial center. The provincial capital is Kırıkkale.

 

Kırıkkale is a rapidly growing town in central Turkey, on the Ankara-Kayseri railway near the Kızılırmak River. Formerly a village, it owes its rapid rise in population mainly to the establishment of steel mills in the 1950s. These works, among the largest in the country, specialize in high-quality alloy steel and machinery. In the 1960s chemical plants were added

Kırıkkale is the capital of the Kırıkkale Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It is located 80 km east of Ankara

 

The town of Kırıkkale is located on the Ankara-Kayseri railway near the Kızılırmak River in central Turkey. Formerly a village, it owes its rapid rise in population mainly to the establishment of steel mills in the 1950s. These works, among the largest in the country, specialize in high-quality alloy steel and machinery. In the 1960s, chemical plants were added and in 1986, the Tüpraş Kırıkkale Oil Refinery was established.

 

Kırıkkale has a cold semi-arid climate or a continental climate. Winters are cold and moderately snowy, whereas summers are hot and dry. Rainfall is most common during spring and autumn.

 

Population

275968

Area

4630,00 km 2

Location

Districts

8

Municipalities

11th

Towns

2nd

Villages

185

History of Kırıkkale

As a city, the establishment and development of Kırıkkale is quite new. However, it is known that the geographical area of ​​Kırıkkale Province is a very old settlement area dating back centuries. Archaeological artifacts and ruins such as caves, underground cities and mounds found in different parts of our city confirm this information.

After the 1071 Malazgirt Victory, the vicinity of Böhrek (Köbrek) Mountain in the  city is one of the regions where struggles were fought to make Anatolia a Turkish and Islamic land. In addition, one of the first Turkish-Islamic settlements in Anatolia is Baliseyh, which was founded in 1120. In the following centuries, it is seen that various Oghuz Turkmen tribes who migrated from Central Asia to Anatolia were settled in this region. Meanwhile, the “Oguzhan” tribe, There are Ottoman archival documents showing that it was inhabited in the “Kırıkkal’a” Region (as it was pronounced at the time) near Ankara. These sources show us that the name Kırıkkala was given to these places 250 – 300 years ago.

In the last period of the Ottoman Empire, Kırıkkale Region, within the Kızılırmak Basin of Keskin town of Kırşehir, which was the sanjak of Ankara Province; It attracts attention with its residential areas such as Yahşihan, Kırıkköy and Yuva Village. Evliya Çelebi also praises the settlements such as Keskin, Yahşihan and Sulakyurt around Kırıkkale on the Silk Road. Kırıkkale, which started to develop with the Defense Industry, which started to be established in the first years of the Republic; Valuable finds of various civilizations obtained in various excavations, wooden mansions with a history of 150 – 200 years, With its Defense Industry productions, MKEK Factories, other industrial facilities such as the Tüpraş Refinery and its University, it is an important Republic City with a perfect combination of history, culture, industry and science..

 

It was established in 1925 in the Republican Period. While it was a district of Ankara, it became a province in 1989.

 

Districts of Kırıkkale

  • Bahşılı
  • Balışeyh
  • Çelebi
  • Delice
  • Karakeçili
  • Keskin
  • Sulakyurt
  • Yahşihan

Point of Interests in Kırıkkale

Sulu Cave is located in Kırıkkale province, Keskin district, Arzu Bayırı locality. It is a horizontally developed, semi-natural-semi-artificial, sinkhole type fossil cave. The natural part of Sulu Cave, of which a large part was opened as a mining quarry, belongs to the Pliocene relief system consisting of three interconnected floors. Its total length is 285 m.

 

It has varying plateaus. Hodar, Bedesten, Kamışlı, Sarıkaya on Küre Mountain; Koçu on Koçu Mountain, Gümüşpınar, Pehlivanlı, Suludere, Yeşilkaya and Azgın highlands on Denek Mountains are the most important. Turkmen feasts are held every year in the summer months in the Karakeçili district center and the villages of Izzettin, Hüseyinbeyobası and Kılevli in the Balıseyh district

Let's see the cuisine of Kırıkkale

  • Keskin Tava
  • Donderme
  • OMAÇ
  • HASIDE
  • BAZLAMA
  • ERISTE
  • TUVALAK
  • GÖLLEME

For more information about Kırıkkale

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

 

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

http://www.kirikkale.gov.tr

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