Kırıkkale Province

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Kırıkkale Province
Kırıkkale ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Kırıkkale Province in Turkey
Location of Kırıkkale Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Central Anatolia
Capital Kırıkkale
Area
 • Total 4,365 km2 (1,685 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 276,647
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0318
Vehicle registration 71

Kırıkkale Province (Turkish: Kırıkkale ili) is a province of Turkey. It is located on the crossroads of major highways east of Ankara leading east to the Black Sea region. With its rapid population growth it has become an industrial center. The provincial capital is Kırıkkale.

Kırıkkale is a rapidly growing town in central Turkey, on the Ankara-Kayseri railway near the Kızılırmak River. Formerly a village, it owes its rapid rise in population mainly to the establishment of steel mills in the 1950s. These works, among the largest in the country, specialize in high-quality alloy steel and machinery. In the 1960s chemical plants were added.

Districts[edit]

Kırıkkale province is divided into 9 districts (capital district in bold):

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

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Coordinates: 39°52′11″N 33°42′58″E / 39.86972°N 33.71611°E / 39.86972; 33.71611