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Summary Information About Yozgat

Yozgat Province is a province in central Turkey. Its adjacent provinces are Çorum to the northwest, Kırıkkale to the west, Kırşehir to the southwest, Nevşehir to the south, Kayseri to the southeast, Sivas to the east, Tokat to the northeast, and Amasya to the north. The provincial capital is Yozgat.

 

Yozgat has a continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm, dry summers. Hottest month averages at 26 °C (79 °F) during the day. Winter temperatures can drop as low as −20 °C (−4.0 °F) at the height of the season.

 

Population

418500

Area

14123,00 km 2

Location

Districts

13

Municipalities

36

Towns

22

Villages

558

History of Yozgat

The first surveys were started in the year 1993. Since then archaeologists have uncovered countless artifacts belonging to 5 different ancient civilizations from the area and as well as artifacts that belong to 5 different eras – the Bronze, Hellenistic, Hittite, Copper and Upper Byzantine eras.

 

Surface excavations and surveys were also undertaken on the Kerkenes plateau by Dr. Geoffery Summers, a British archaeologist. The plateau is believed to be the home to the lost city of Pteria. The search for this lost city as well as other old world constructions began in 2013, and it plans to go on till the month of August as well. The expedition covers an area which is surrounded by walls and is known to date back to almost 2600 years.

 

According to historical reports, Pteria was destroyed, burned and abandoned during the Battle of Pteria between the Lydians and the Medes. This battle ended during a solar eclipse on 28 May 585 BC, and it was understood to be an omen that the gods wanted the fighting to stop.

 

Another excavation site in the region that deserves to be mentioned is in Kusaklu Tumulus. A team headed by Dr. Stefania Mazzoni has been working at the site since the year 2008, and it is believed that the Hittite civilization as well as the city of Zippalandawas once existed in the region. As a part of these excavations a 2000-year-old Roman bath that was said to be used to heal people from their wounds has been discovered. Traces of the Roman, Seljuq, Byzantine and Ottoman eras have also been found in the region.

 

With so much of history yet to be uncovered from a single city, archaeologists remain hopeful of unearthing many more wonders of the ancient world in the next few months. It has already been proved that the area was home to numerous civilizations that date all the way back to the Roman era. Archaeologists remain hopeful of managing to unearth many more old world structures and secrets as time passes by.

 

After the old administrative center of the region, Tavium, became ruined, a new centre was created by Çapanoğlu, the founder of a powerful derebey family and called Bozok

 

The Ottoman Empire annexed Yozgat in 1398. At around 1911, it was the chief town of a sanjak of the same name in the Ankara Vilayet. There was a trade in yellow madder (Stil de grain yellow) and mohair. The sanjak was very fertile, and contained good breeding-grounds in which cattle, horses and even camels were reared for the local agriculture and foreign trade.

 

Yozgat was the site of a prisoner of war camp in the First World War, holding British and Empire officers captured at the Siege of Kut, including E. H. Jones and C. W. Hill, whose escape attempts were recounted in the book The Road to En-dor.

 

Districts of Yozgat

  • Akdağmadeni
  • Aydıncık
  • Boğazlıyan
  • Çandır
  • Çayıralan
  • Çekerek
  • Kadışehri
  • Saraykent
  • Sarıkaya
  • Şefaatli
  • Sorgun
  • Yenifakılı
  • Yerköy

Point of Interests in Yozgat

The main sights of the city of Yozgat are the Yozgat Clock Tower built in 1908 and the Çapanoğlu Mosque built by the Çapanoğlu family, who are the founders of Yozgat. Yozgat Pine Grove National Park is an area of 264 ha (2.64 km2) in which different types of pine trees grow, some up to 500 years old.

Let's see the cuisine of Yozgat

  • YOZGAT ARABASISI
  • DESTI KEBABI
  • YUMURTA TATLISI
  • GIGDEM PILAVI
  • YOZGAT PARMAK COREGI
  • YOZGAT ÇANAK PEYNIRI
  • MISIR TATLISI
  • MADIMAK YEMEGI
  • SULU KOFTE
  • GINNIÇ
  • YOZGAT TANDIR KEBABI
  • EKSILI KABAK

For more information about Yozgat

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

 

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

http://www.yozgat.gov.tr/ilcelerimiz

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