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Alankent is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°45′N 37°28′E / 40.750°N 37.467°E / 40.750; 37.467Coordinates: 40°45′N 37°28′E / 40.750°N 37.467°E / 40.750; 37.467
Country  Turkey
Province Ordu Province
District Kabataş
Elevation 815 m (2,670 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,080
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 52510
Area code(s) 452
Licence plate 52

Alankent (former Yakacık) is a town in Kabataş district of Ordu Province, Turkey. At 40°45′N 37°28′E / 40.750°N 37.467°E / 40.750; 37.467 it is situated in the mountainous area of Black Sea Region. The distance to Kabataş is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi). The population of the Alankent is 5080[1] as of 2011. Up to 11th century the area around the town was a part of Hittites, Achaemenid Empire, Macedonian Empire, Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire. In 1083, it was incorporated into Danishment realm and in the second half of the 12th century it was captured by the Seljuks. After the chaotic era following the Mongol invasion it was captured by Hacıemmioğlu of Canik Beylik. In 1427, Yorgüç Pasha of the Ottoman Empire annexed the region to Ottoman realm. In 1967 it was declared a seat of township. [2]In 1967 Alankent was declared a seat of township.


  1. ^ "Turkstat". Turkish Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Town page (in Turkish)

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