Eflani

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Eflani
District
A view of Eflani district
A view of Eflani district
Location of Eflani within Turkey.
Location of Eflani within Turkey.
Eflani is located in Turkey
Eflani
Eflani
Location of Eflani
Coordinates: 41°25′N 32°57′E / 41.417°N 32.950°E / 41.417; 32.950
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Karabük
Government
 • Mayor İbrahim Ertuğrul (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 586.62 km2 (226.50 sq mi)
Elevation 897 m (2,943 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 2,159
 • District 9,108
 • District density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 78xxx
Area code(s) 370
Licence plate 78
Website www.eflani.bel.tr

Eflani is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Eflani is located at 100 km south of the Black Sea. 46 km away from, and to the east of Karabük, it is settled on a plateau divided by small rivers among the high mountains and valleys. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 12,270 of which 3,897 live in the town of Eflani.[3][4] The district covers an area of 587 km2 (227 sq mi),[5] and the town lies at an elevation of 897 m (2,943 ft).

History[edit]

In Eflani, the traces of past civilizations are the rock tombs,and mosques in the center in the periphery. Eflani served on the route connecting the Amasra colony with inner Anatolia in and the Middle Ages. Between 1292 and 1309, the town was center of the Jandarids.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

There are five school in Eflani. Eflani İMKB Çok Programlı Lisesi is one of them and English is a second language in this school.

Eflani today[edit]

Having a very rich vegetation due to its humid climate, Eflani serves as a promenade site for the region, with its forests and three ponds. For a certain period, the demand for animals and animal products in the region was met by Eflani, and today the animal breeding though lost its former significance, is still an important subsistence.

What makes Eflani significant in the province are the rich marble ores. The marbles are extracted as blocks and are exported by companies of private sector.

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Notes[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. 
  3. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (XLS) (in Turkish). Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  5. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-21. 

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Coordinates: 41°25′23″N 32°57′22″E / 41.42306°N 32.95611°E / 41.42306; 32.95611