Çubuk, Ankara

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Çubuk
District
Location of Çubuk, Ankara within Turkey.
Location of Çubuk, Ankara within Turkey.
Çubuk is located in Turkey
Çubuk
Çubuk
Location of Çubuk, Ankara within Turkey.
Coordinates: 40°14′N 33°02′E / 40.233°N 33.033°E / 40.233; 33.033
Country  Turkey
Region Central Anatolia
Province Ankara
Government
 • Governor Cemal Şahin
 • Mayor Lokman Özden (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 1,361.60 km2 (525.72 sq mi)
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 77,958
 • District 82,614
 • District density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 06xxx
Area code(s) 0312
Licence plate 06
Website cubuk.gov.tr

Çubuk is a town and district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, outside the city of Ankara. Çubuk is the flat plain 38 km north of the city where Ankara airport is located. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 81,747 of which 76,716 live in the town of Çubuk.[3] The district covers an area of 1,362 km2 (526 sq mi),[4] and the average elevation is 1,100 m (3,609 ft).

History[edit]

There has long been a Turkish presence in this area. The area was settled by Seljuk Turks in the 14th century and in 1402 the Battle of Ankara was fought here between the Ottoman Empire and Timur.

Today the district is farmland irrigated from the Çubuk reservoir and famous for its pickled cucumbers and its cherries. Cubuk is a sister city of Sabinov, Slovakia..

Villages[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Karagöl rocks, picnic area

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ Statistical Institute
  4. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-04-23. 

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Coordinates: 40°14′19″N 33°01′59″E / 40.23861°N 33.03306°E / 40.23861; 33.03306