Kocaeli Province

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Kocaeli Province
Kocaeli ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Kocaeli Province in Turkey
Location of Kocaeli Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Marmara
Electoral district Kocaeli
Area
 • Total 3,626 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,560,138
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0262
Vehicle registration 41

Kocaeli Province (Turkish: Kocaeli ili, pronounced [kodʒaˈeli]) is a province of Turkey. Its capital is İzmit, which is also sometimes called Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Sakarya and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Istanbul the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Institute of Technology.

Districts[edit]

Rank City 1990 Census 2000 Census 2007 Census 2009 Estimate
1 İzmit 159,116 195,669 248,424 313,964
2 Gebze 190,741 253,487 310,815 297,956
3 Derince 66,141 93,997 113,991 116,806
4 Darıca 53,559 85,818 109,580 112,975
5 Körfez 63,194 81,938 97,535 99,859
6 Gölcük 65,600 55,790 71,538 73,788
7 Çayırova District, Kocaeli 7,800 24,825 36,741 38,709
8 Karamürsel 24,462 29,353 36,466 37,172
9 Dilovası 18,590 28,890 35,856 36,851
10 Değirmendere 19,530 22,086 29,906 31,023
11 Alikahya 4,074 16,300 23,192 24,182
12 Hereke 13,872 14,553 18,877 19,495
13 Yuvacık 7,338 12,101 18,491 19,404
14 Köseköy 9,200 15,639 17,492 17,757
15 Kandıra 10,427 12,641 15,473 15,770
16 Uzunçiftlik 7,261 13,302 14,893 15,342
17 Kullar 8,820 17,105 13,730 13,248
18 İhsaniye 9,186 15,000 12,839 13,054
19 Bahçecik 8,648 9,563 12,232 12,613
20 Kuruçeşme 7,743 9,490 11,785 12,113
21 Arslanbey 3,439 4,421 10,573 11,452

Kocaeli Province population data in 2000[edit]

Municipality population Municipality population Municipality population Municipality population Municipality population
İzmit 199,023 Gebze 253,487 Derince 93,997 Darıca 85,818 Körfez 81,938
Gölcük 80,843 Karamürsel 31,475 Dilovasi 28,809 Çayırova 22,964 Değirmendere 22,086
Kullar 17,104 Alikahya 16,591 Hereke 16,189 Köseköy 15,639 Uzunçiftlik 13,032
Kandıra 12,641 Yuvacık 12,101 İhsaniye 11,607 Bahçecik 9,563 Kuruçeşme 9,490
Arslanbey 7,091 Suadiye 6,908 Maşukiye 6,438 Şekerpınar 6,309 Yeniköy 5,797
Karşıyaka 4,893 Tavşancıl 4,845 Uzuntarla 4,660 Halıdere 4,218 Büyükderbent 4,203

Districts[edit]

Kocaeli province is divided into 12 districts (capital district in bold):

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Kocaeli Province at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°51′07″N 29°52′41″E / 40.852°N 29.878°E / 40.852; 29.878