Gölcük, Kocaeli

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Gölcük is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°40′00″N 29°50′00″E / 40.66667°N 29.83333°E / 40.66667; 29.83333Coordinates: 40°40′00″N 29°50′00″E / 40.66667°N 29.83333°E / 40.66667; 29.83333
Country Turkey
Province Kocaeli
 • Municipality mayor Mehmet Ellibeş (AKP)
 • District governor Mustafa Pekdemir
 • District 206.67 km2 (79.80 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 138,074
 • District 143,867
 • District density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Post code 41650
Website www.golcuk.bel.tr
A square in Gölcük town center. Here shows the propeller of Yavuz.
Yarhisar Museum Ship

Gölcük is a town and district of Kocaeli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. The town is located at the northern gulf of Armutlu Peninsula on the coast of Marmara Sea and south of the province.

It is the district, where the 1999 earthquake disaster happened. Gölcük is the location of one of the Turkish Navy's main naval bases. Also, Ford Otosan automobile plant is located in Gölcük. The mayor is Mehmet Ellibeş (AKP).


  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. 

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