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

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)
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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