Göynücek

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Göynücek
Göynücek is located in Turkey
Göynücek
Göynücek
Coordinates: 40°23′N 35°31′E / 40.383°N 35.517°E / 40.383; 35.517Coordinates: 40°23′N 35°31′E / 40.383°N 35.517°E / 40.383; 35.517
Country Turkey
Province Amasya
Government
 • Mayor Kemal Şahin (AKP)
Area[1]
 • District 578.15 km2 (223.22 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 2,525
 • District 11,432
 • District density 20/km2 (51/sq mi)

Göynücek is a town and district of Amasya Province, lying just to the north of central Turkey, in the middle of the provinces of Tokat, Çorum and Yozgat. It covers an area of 578 km², and the population is 11,952 of which 2,325 live in the town of Göynücek, the majority spread throughout the surrounding countryside. Göynücek sits in the valley of the River Çekerek. The mayor is Kemal Şahin (AKP).

Climate[edit]

Göynücek has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csa).

Climate data for Göynücek
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
3.7
(38.7)
7.8
(46)
12.7
(54.9)
16.6
(61.9)
19.9
(67.8)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)
18.8
(65.8)
13.8
(56.8)
8.8
(47.8)
4.5
(40.1)
12.8
(55)
Precipitation mm (inches) 44
(1.73)
34
(1.34)
38
(1.5)
50
(1.97)
51
(2.01)
38
(1.5)
15
(0.59)
8
(0.31)
18
(0.71)
29
(1.14)
35
(1.38)
47
(1.85)
407
(16.03)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Places of interest[edit]

  • The Roman castle of Gökçeli on a rock overlooking the valley, 8 km from the town. It is reached by a hidden path of 98 steps.
  • The mineral waters of the village of Çamurlu, said to relieve kidney stones.

Villages in the district[edit]

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. 
  3. ^ "Climate in Göynücek". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 

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