Gerze, Turkey

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Gerze
Town
Gerze is located in Turkey
Gerze
Gerze
Location of Gerze
Coordinates: 41°48′N 35°11′E / 41.800°N 35.183°E / 41.800; 35.183
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Sinop
Government
 • Mayor Osman Belovacıklı (CHP)
Area[1]
 • District 566.26 km2 (218.63 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 12,734
 • District 21,517
 • District density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 57600
Area code(s) (0090)+ 368
Licence plate 57

Gerze is a town and a district of Sinop Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is 49 km east of Sinop and 140 km west of Samsun.

Region[edit]

The Çeçe Sultan Tomb, a pilgrimage place, is 15 km from the town. The date of its construction is unknown. The region is noted for its traditional domestic architecture. The regions of Değirmenler and İdemli, and Gazhane Bay are popular excursion places.

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. 

Coordinates: 41°48′06″N 35°11′48″E / 41.80167°N 35.19667°E / 41.80167; 35.19667