Abana, Kastamonu

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Abana
District
Location of Abana within Turkey.
Location of Abana within Turkey.
Abana is located in Turkey
Abana
Abana
Location of Abana
Coordinates: 41°59′N 34°01′E / 41.983°N 34.017°E / 41.983; 34.017
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Kastamonu
Government
 • Mayor Rıdvan Oyar (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 32.22 km2 (12.44 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 2,889
 • District 3,584
 • District density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 37xxx
Area code(s) 366
Licence plate 37
Website www.abana-bld.gov.tr

Abana is a town and district of the Kastamonu Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is to the north-east of the province, on the shore of the Black Sea. According to the 2010 census, population of the district is 3583 of which 2,872 live in the town of Abana.[3] The district covers an area of 32 km2 (12 sq mi),[4] and the highest elevation is 300 m (984 ft).

Abana's coastline is 11 km long, of which 7 km is a natural sand beach, making the district a popular summer resort for the region.

History[edit]

Abana is the oldest town of Kastamonu,[citation needed] once a part of Paphlagonia, the town was ruled by the Danishmends, the Seljuk Turks, the Jandarid dynasty, and finally Ottomans. It was made a district of the Kastamonu province in 1945.

Transportion[edit]

Abana can be easily reached from Kastamonu via Devrakani.

  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". Archived from the original on 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 

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Coordinates: 41°58′33″N 34°00′41″E / 41.97583°N 34.01139°E / 41.97583; 34.01139