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Devrek

Devrek
Devrek is located in Turkey
Devrek
Devrek
Coordinates:
Country  Turkey
Province Zonguldak
Government
 • Mayor Mustafa Semerci (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Hüseyin Öner
Area[1]
 • District 934.81 km2 (360.93 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 25,354
 • District 57,366
 • District density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Climate Cfa
Website .tr.bel.devrekwww

Devrek is a town and district in Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey. It was originally founded as Hamidiye, in the sanjak of Bolu. Devrek was incorporated into the Zonguldak Province on May 14, 1920. It is divided into five quarters, three subdistricts and seventy-six villages. The three subdistricts are Çaydeğirmeni, Eğerci, and Özbağı. The population of the Devrek district is 66,518. The mayor is Mustafa Semerci (AKP).

Since 1984, in the third week of July, the Devrek Walking Stick and Culture Festival is held in the town. The most notable tourist destination in the area is Yedigöller National Park. During February and March there are pig hunting drives.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • International relations 3
    • Twin towns 3.1

Geography

Devrek is located in an altitude of 86 meters and has an area of 1,080 km². It is 56 km from Zonguldak, 210 km from Ankara and 370 km from Istanbul. It is surrounded by mountains, the most notable ones being Babadağı, Göldağı, Akçasu and Yenice. The most important river passing through the region is Devrek creek. Devrek creek joins the Yenice creek in Gökçebey district and takes the name Filyos River. Pine, oak, fir, beech, elm, chestnut, and lime trees are found throughout the forest around Devrek. Its weather is cool during the summer and warm and rainy during the winter season.

History

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Devrek was part of the Kastamonu Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.

International relations

Twin towns

Devrek is twinned with: Arua, Uganda

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