Alaplı

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Alaplı
Alaplı is located in Turkey
Alaplı
Alaplı
Coordinates: 41°11′00″N 31°23′00″E / 41.18333°N 31.38333°E / 41.18333; 31.38333Coordinates: 41°11′00″N 31°23′00″E / 41.18333°N 31.38333°E / 41.18333; 31.38333
Country Turkey
Province Zonguldak
Government
 • Mayor Nevzat Çimenoğlu (DP)
 • Kaymakam Yıldıray Malğaç
Area[1]
 • District 184.91 km2 (71.39 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 18,123
 • District 44,986
 • District density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Post code 67850
Website www.alapli.bel.tr

Alaplı is a town and district of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is the westernmost town in Zonguldak Province and is located about 15 km south of Karadeniz Ereğli.It has 2 municipalities, one is the centre and the other is named as "Gumeli". The mayor is Nevzat Çimenoğlu (DP).

Facts[edit]

Alaplı is situated at the mouth of the Alaplı River. It is an ancient town known in the Hellenistic period as Kale (Καλή in Ancient greek).

There is a large statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on the seafront at Alaplı.

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.