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Location of Eskipazar within Turkey.
Location of Eskipazar within Turkey.
Eskipazar is located in Turkey
Location of Eskipazar
Coordinates: 40°57′N 32°32′E / 40.950°N 32.533°E / 40.950; 32.533
Country  Turkey
Region Black Sea
Province Karabük
 • Mayor Dursun Baş (AKP)
 • District 740.47 km2 (285.90 sq mi)
Elevation 902 m (2,959 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 7,211
 • District 12,519
 • District density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 78xxx
Area code(s) 370
Licence plate 78
Climate Cfb

Eskipazar is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. According to the 2000 census, the population of the district was 16,365, of whom 8,457 lived in the town of Eskipazar.[3] The district covers an area of 740 km2 (286 sq mi),[4] and the town lies at an elevation of 902 m (2,959 ft). It separated from Çerkeş district to become a district in its own right in 1945. It was a district in Çankırı Province until 1995. The Ankara-Zonguldak railway passes through the district.


The city was founded about 1300 BC by the Hittites. It became part of the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC, and its name was changed to Hadrianopolis, better known as Hadrianopolis in Paphlagonia, in the 2nd century AD. The city was captured by Emir Karatekin, along with Çankırı, and named Viranşehir. The name was changed to Eskipazar during the Second Constitutional Era.[5][6]


  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. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on 2007-07-22. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  4. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  5. ^ "Eskipazar Hakkında". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tarih". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 


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Coordinates: 40°56′35″N 32°31′50″E / 40.94306°N 32.53056°E / 40.94306; 32.53056