|• Mayor||Savaş Akarçeşme (AKP)|
|• District||400.82 km2 (154.76 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,140 m (3,740 ft)|
|• District density||15/km2 (39/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
The valley of the Kelkit has been a passage to the Black Sea coast for thousands of years, was once part of the Roman Empire and from 381 the succeeding Byzantine Empire. Arab invaders occupied the valley in 778 followed by early settlements of the Oghuz Turks. Fighting between Turks and Byzantines continued in this corner of Anatolia for centuries, beyond the arrival of the Seljuk Turkish armies of Toğrül Bey in 1058, and the foundation of the Empire of Trebizond of which Çamoluk was part. The castle was built by the Greeks of Trebizond in 1204 to defend the valley from further waves of Seljuk invaders.
With a population of 1,856 Çamoluk is a small town today.
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "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.
- (in Turkish) the district governor's website
- (in Turkish) mayor website
- (in Turkish) çamoluk
- (in Turkish) local information
- (in Turkish) and more*
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