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Sungurlu is located in Turkey
Country  Turkey
Province Çorum
 • Mayor Abdulkadir Şahiner (MHP)
 • District 1,956.51 km2 (755.41 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 33,359
 • District 55,922
 • District density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Climate Csa

Sungurlu is the largest and wealthiest district of Çorum Province in the Black Sea Region of Turkey, located 72 km south-west of the city of Çorum. The population is about 59,283, of which 34,159 live in the town of Sungurlu. The mayor is Abdulkadir Şahiner (MHP).

Sungurlu is on the main road from the Turkish capital Ankara to the Black Sea city of Samsun, and is a popular stop for soup or snacks, including Çorum's famous roasted chick peas (leblebi), when traveling that route by bus.

Sungurlu has been settled by Hittites, Assyrians, Phrygians, Cimmerians, Alexander the Great, Galatians, Ancient Romans, and Pontic Greeks. Following the defeat of Byzantium by the Turks at the battle of Malazgirt in 1071, the area was settled

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