Karabuk Information

Karabük , Turkey

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.[1][2] The district covers an area of 760 km2 (293 sq mi),[3] and the town lies at an elevation of 354 m (1,161 ft).

Karabük is one of the newest provinces of Turkey in the northern part of Anatolia located about 200 kilometers north of Ankara, 115 km (71 mi) away from Zonguldak and 113 km (70 mi) away from Kastamonu. Until 1995 it was a district of Zonguldak, when it became an il (provincial center) in its own right. It was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel industry of Turkey. Karabük lies in a location near Filyos River formed by the merge of Araç and Soğanlı rivers.


Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. The history of the city goes back to the early years of the Turkish Republic, when it was a small sub-village formed by 13 houses in the Öğlebeli village of Safranbolu. There was also a small train station on the Ankara - Zonguldak route. The town started to develop with the industrialization of the country. One of the first steel factories of the Republic was built here in 1939 after which it grew rapidly and incorporated Öğlebeli village as a quarter. Karabük became a municipality and then a township in the Safranbolu district in 1941. She became a district in 1953 and she finally became a provincial center in 1995. Hadrianapolis (Eskipazar) is an ancient city from the Roman Empire of the 4th century. İt is about 3 km to Karabük. There are many fountains,churches,roman baths. Although most of it is recently excavated, the illegal excavations which have been going on for many years have damaged Eskipazar's chances of becoming a major tourist attraction.

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