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Karasu is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°6′13″N 30°41′37″E / 41.10361°N 30.69361°E / 41.10361; 30.69361Coordinates: 41°6′13″N 30°41′37″E / 41.10361°N 30.69361°E / 41.10361; 30.69361
Country  Turkey
Province Sakarya
 • Mayor Mehmet İspiroğlu (AKP)
 • Kaymakam Murat Duru
 • District 481.69 km2 (185.98 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban 30,746
 • District 54,434
 • District density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Post code 54500
Climate Cfb
Website www.sakaryakarasu.bel.tr

Karasu is a town in Sakarya Province, northwest Turkey, on the Black Sea coast. It has an overwinter population of around 30,746, which increases in the summer due to tourism. Its municipal code is 264. Much of its commerce centers around hazelnut farming and tourism.


Historically, Karasu has produced zinc and lead, which they started mining in 1898. When World War I started production in the area declined.[3]


  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. ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 103.