Hamamözü

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Hamamözü
Hamamözü is located in Turkey
Hamamözü
Hamamözü
Coordinates: 40°47′N 35°02′E / 40.783°N 35.033°E / 40.783; 35.033Coordinates: 40°47′N 35°02′E / 40.783°N 35.033°E / 40.783; 35.033
Country Turkey
Province Amasya
Government
 • Mayor Bahattin Destebaş (SP)
Area[1]
 • District 201.42 km2 (77.77 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 1,461
 • District 4,335
 • District density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)

Hamamözü is a town and district of Amasya Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It covers an area of 202 km², and the population (2010) is 4,508 of which 1,411 live in the town of Hamamözü, the majority spread throughout the surrounding countryside. The population has shrunk 13% since 1990. It has an average altitude of 690 m. The mayor is Bahattin Destebaş (SP).

Facts[edit]

Hamamözü sits on the north-east foothills of the İnegöl mountains, 95 km west of the city of Amasya, 23 km from Gümüşhacıköy, and 45 km south of the city of Çorum. Being in high country inland from the Black Sea coast the climate is warm and dry in summer, moderately cold in winter but with more rain in spring and autumn than the countryside further inland. Much of the land is cultivated with grains and pulses; there are also large areas of forest and pasture.

Hamamözü is not a wealthy district, people mainly living from agriculture and food from their own gardens, with the hot springs bringing some visitors to the town, which otherwise provides high schools and other basic amenities to the surrounding countryside. Younger generations are migrating to larger cities in search of careers.

Climate[edit]

Hamamözü has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csb).

Climate data for Hamamözü
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
2.5
(36.5)
6.0
(42.8)
11.1
(52)
14.9
(58.8)
18.2
(64.8)
20.7
(69.3)
20.5
(68.9)
17.1
(62.8)
12.6
(54.7)
7.4
(45.3)
3.1
(37.6)
11.2
(52.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42
(1.65)
32
(1.26)
38
(1.5)
48
(1.89)
60
(2.36)
49
(1.93)
19
(0.75)
15
(0.59)
24
(0.94)
32
(1.26)
36
(1.42)
47
(1.85)
442
(17.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Places of interest[edit]

  • The springs of Arkutbey, a popular place for walks and picnics as well as to drink and bathe in the healing mineral waters.

Famous residents[edit]

  • Olympic gold medallist in 1956, wrestler Hamit Kaplan
  • Wrestler Adil Candemir

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 Hamamözü". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 

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