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Alaplı is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°11′00″N 31°23′00″E / 41.18333°N 31.38333°E / 41.18333; 31.38333Coordinates: 41°11′00″N 31°23′00″E / 41.18333°N 31.38333°E / 41.18333; 31.38333
Country  Turkey
Province Zonguldak
 • Mayor Nuri Tekin (CHP)
 • Kaymakam Altuğ Çağlar
 • District 184.91 km2 (71.39 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 18,123
 • District 44,986
 • District density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Post code 67850
Climate Cfb

Alaplı is a town and district of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is the westernmost town in Zonguldak Province and is located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Karadeniz Ereğli. It has 2 municipalities, one is the centre and the other is named as "Gümeli". The mayor is Nuri Tekin (CHP).


Alaplı is situated at the mouth of the Alaplı River. It is an ancient town known in the Hellenistic period as Kale (Καλή in Ancient greek). Also, there is a huge colosseum near Alapli Lake, used for lion-warrior fights for the ruler of the land itself.

This city is the hometown of the musician and guitarist Gurkan Zengin.[citation needed] Gurkan Zengin is now in a group called Mozaik, which works with singer, Tuğberk Isik, known for his performance for singing 'Kadinim' song.[citation needed]

There is a large statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on the seafront at Alaplı.


  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.