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Kargı

Kargı
Kargı is located in Turkey
Kargı
Kargı
Coordinates:
Country Turkey
Province Çorum
Government
 • Mayor Zeki Şen (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Tolga Kamil Ersöz
Area[1]
 • District 1,394.19 km2 (538.30 sq mi)
Elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 5,327
 • District 15,780
 • District density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Post code 19910
Website .tr.bel.kargiwww

Kargı is a district of Çorum Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is located at 106 km from the city of Çorum.

Name

The first settlement in Kargı is known in the Hellenistic period as Bleane, mentioned by Strabo.[3]

Economy

The district is known for growing high-quality rice and okra and for producing a particular type of crumbly goat's milk cheese called tulum peyniri.

References

  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  3. ^ “There remains that part of the Pontic province which lies outside the Paphlagonians)
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