Boğazkale

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Boğazkale
Boğazkale is located in Turkey
Boğazkale
Boğazkale
Coordinates: 40°01′16″N 34°36′35″E / 40.02111°N 34.60972°E / 40.02111; 34.60972Coordinates: 40°01′16″N 34°36′35″E / 40.02111°N 34.60972°E / 40.02111; 34.60972
Country Turkey
Province Çorum
Government
 • Mayor Osman Tangazoğlu (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Murtaza Dayanç
Area[1]
 • District 310.50 km2 (119.88 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 1,356
 • District 4,437
 • District density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Post code 19310

Boğazkale is a district of Çorum Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is located at 87 km from the city of Çorum. Population of the town is about 1,500.[3] The mayor is Osman Tangazoğlu (AKP).

Formerly known as Boğazköy or Boghazköy, this small town (basically one street of shops) sits in a rural area on the road from Çorum to Yozgat. Boğazkale is best known as the site of Hattusa and Yazılıkaya and the area attracts visitors in the summer and there are restaurants near the historical sites, and stalls selling local handicrafts.

Boğazkale is the site of the ancient Hittite city of Hattusa. Because of its rich historic and architectural heritage, Boğazkale is a member of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions (EAHTR).[4]

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. 
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  4. ^ "HistoricTowns.org - Turkey". Retrieved 2014-06-18. 

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