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Derince is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°46′N 29°49′E / 40.76°N 29.81°E / 40.76; 29.81Coordinates: 40°46′N 29°49′E / 40.76°N 29.81°E / 40.76; 29.81
Country Turkey
Province Kocaeli
 • District 222.97 km2 (86.09 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 125,485
 • District 128,810
 • District density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)

Derince is a seaport,town and district of Kocaeli Province of Turkey. The mayor is Aziz Alemdar (AKP).

Derince Port is a few of the ports in Turkey under government control. Port is operated by Turkish State Railways.[3] Having one of the biggest storage area in the region, port is widely used for finished vehicle transportation.

Derince is one of the few ports with railway connection in that area, and has the longest rail network within the port. [4] Two rail ferry services is using Derince Port, Tekirdag-Derince operated by TCDD and Derince-Ilychevski/Poti operated by Bati Wagon.

The port is in the privatization list of Privatization Administration.[5] The privatization process had restarted in October 2013. [6] 6 companies gave offer for Derince Port, but the tender process was cancelled when none of them continued in public auction. [7]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Derince is twinned with:


  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. ^ "Derince Port", TCDD
  4. ^ Uysal, Onur. "Railway Connected Ports of Turkey", Rail Turkey, 12 Feb 2014.
  5. ^ "Derince Port", Turkish Privatization Agency
  6. ^ Uysal, Onur. "Derince Port to be Privatized", Rail Turkey, 7 October 2013
  7. ^ Uysal, Onur. "Who Will Operate Derince Port" Rail Turkey, 20 January 2014