Doğankent

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Doğankent
Doğankent is located in Turkey
Doğankent
Doğankent
Coordinates: 40°48′27″N 38°55′2″E / 40.80750°N 38.91722°E / 40.80750; 38.91722Coordinates: 40°48′27″N 38°55′2″E / 40.80750°N 38.91722°E / 40.80750; 38.91722
Country Turkey
Province Giresun
Government
 • Mayor Haşim Birol Tekin (MHP)
 • Kaymakam Naif Yavuz
Area[1]
 • District 122.86 km2 (47.44 sq mi)
Elevation 541 m (1,775 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 3,475
 • District 6,806
 • District density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Post code 28510
Website www.dogankent.bel.tr

Doğankent is a town and a district of Giresun Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey.

Geography[edit]

Doğankent is a hilly district in the valley of the Harşit. The climate is typical of the Black Sea region; lots of rain, summer and winter.

Doğankent is a small town of 3,383 people, providing high schools and other basic amenities to the surrounding villages.

Etymology[edit]

Previously known as Kürtün-ü Zir, Manastır Bükü and Harşit.

History[edit]

There was a monastery here in the Byzantine period, hence the earlier name. The area was settled by Seljuk Turks following their victory over the Byzantines at the Battle of Malazgirt and was then absorbed into the Ottoman Empire in 1461 by Sultan Mehmet II during his conquest of the rump-Byzantine Empire of Trebizond. The areas importance as a centre of education persisted as the monasteries were converted into Islamic medrese.

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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. 

External links[edit]

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