Murgul

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Murgul
Murgul is located in Turkey
Murgul
Murgul
Coordinates: 41°16′32″N 41°33′59″E / 41.27556°N 41.56639°E / 41.27556; 41.56639Coordinates: 41°16′32″N 41°33′59″E / 41.27556°N 41.56639°E / 41.27556; 41.56639
Country Turkey
Province Artvin
Government
 • Mayor Hasan Çavuş (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Faik Oktay Sözer
Area[1]
 • District 335.93 km2 (129.70 sq mi)
Elevation 473 m (1,552 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 3,051
 • District 6,395
 • District density 19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Post code 088xx
Climate Cfb

Murgul (Laz: მურღული/Murğuli; Georgian: მურღული/Murghuli) is a town and district of Artvin Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey.

Previously known as Damar and Göktaş Murgul is on a tributary of the Çoruh River, with mountains on all sides.

Half of the land is mountain forest and most of the other half is meadow, only 5% is planted. There are various mining and mineral operations especially copper (Murgul has Turkey's largest copper reserve) and also iron and nitrates. Murgul itself is a small town of 3,525 people.

Climate[edit]

Murgul has an oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb).

Climate data for Murgul
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
4.1
(39.4)
6.6
(43.9)
10.9
(51.6)
14.6
(58.3)
17.9
(64.2)
20.7
(69.3)
20.9
(69.6)
18.1
(64.6)
14.0
(57.2)
9.6
(49.3)
5.4
(41.7)
12.2
(54)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 139
(5.47)
111
(4.37)
92
(3.62)
82
(3.23)
74
(2.91)
102
(4.02)
84
(3.31)
105
(4.13)
132
(5.2)
163
(6.42)
157
(6.18)
173
(6.81)
1,414
(55.67)
Source: Climate-Data-org[3]

Villages[edit]

Murgul in 1960's

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: Murgul". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 

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