İyidere

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İyidere
Town
Location of İyidere within Turkey.
Location of İyidere within Turkey.
İyidere is located in Turkey
İyidere
İyidere
Location of İyidere within Turkey.
Coordinates: 41°0′43″N 40°21′43″E / 41.01194°N 40.36194°E / 41.01194; 40.36194Coordinates: 41°0′43″N 40°21′43″E / 41.01194°N 40.36194°E / 41.01194; 40.36194
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Rize
Government
 • Mayor Ahmet Mete (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 22.67 km2 (8.75 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 4,603
 • District 8,223
 • District density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 53
Area code(s) (0090)+ 464
Licence plate 53
Climate Cfa
Website http://www.iyidere.gov.tr/

İyidere is a town and district of Rize Province on the Black Sea coast of north-eastern Turkey, 14 km from the city of Rize.

Formerly known as Aspet, İyidere is a green rural district. The local economy depends on growing and processing tea, plus some other farming and fishing.

Climate[edit]

İyidere has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cfa).

Climate data for İyidere
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
6.8
(44.2)
8.1
(46.6)
11.7
(53.1)
15.7
(60.3)
19.5
(67.1)
22.1
(71.8)
22.4
(72.3)
19.8
(67.6)
15.7
(60.3)
12.1
(53.8)
8.7
(47.7)
14.1
(57.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 172
(6.77)
134
(5.28)
117
(4.61)
79
(3.11)
80
(3.15)
106
(4.17)
88
(3.46)
118
(4.65)
154
(6.06)
201
(7.91)
183
(7.2)
185
(7.28)
1,617
(63.65)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

History[edit]

See Rize Province for the history of the area, once part of the trading network of the Ancient Greeks based in Miletos, who founded the port of İyidere, then part of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire and the Empire of Trebizond until it was brought into the Ottoman Empire by Mehmet II in 1461.

References[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. ^ "Climate: İyidere". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

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