Borçka

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Borçka
Borçka is located in Turkey
Borçka
Borçka
Coordinates: 41°21′49″N 41°40′45″E / 41.36361°N 41.67917°E / 41.36361; 41.67917Coordinates: 41°21′49″N 41°40′45″E / 41.36361°N 41.67917°E / 41.36361; 41.67917
Country Turkey
Province Artvin
Government
 • Mayor Aslan Atan (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Hüseyin Gökdemir
Area[1]
 • District 798.70 km2 (308.38 sq mi)
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 10,641
 • District 22,964
 • District density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Post code 08400
Website www.borcka.bel.tr

Borçka (Laz: ბორჩხა/Borçxa; Georgian: ბორჩხა/Borchkha, also ფორჩხა/Porchkha) is a town and district of Artvin Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, on the border with Georgia.

Borçka is reached by a winding road up from the Black Sea coast, alongside the Çoruh River (Nigali valley). There is a medieval stone arched bridge across the river just west of the town.

Borçka Lake is a popular excursion from Artvin.

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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