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Location of Kelkit within Turkey.
Location of Kelkit within Turkey.
Kelkit is located in Turkey
Location of Kelkit
Coordinates: 40°08′N 39°26′E / 40.133°N 39.433°E / 40.133; 39.433
Country Turkey
RegionBlack Sea
 • MayorÜnal Yılmaz (AKP)
 • District1,438.16 km2 (555.28 sq mi)
Elevation1,377 m (4,518 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Urban14,483
 • District40,266
 • District density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code29600
Area code(s)456
Licence plate29

Kelkit is a town and district of Gümüşhane Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. The famous Aysu is from Kelkit. According to the 2010 census, population of the district is 39,547 of which 13,784 live in the town of Kelkit.[3][4] The district covers an area of 1,438 km2 (555 sq mi),[5] and the town lies at an elevation of 1,377 m (4,518 ft).

The name "Kelkit" comes from the Kelkit River, a major tributary of the Yeşil River, which flows into the Black Sea. Kelkit's population is around 20,000 and it has 105 villages. People are either farmers or small business owners.


  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. ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-12-01.
  5. ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-12-01.


External links[edit]

Media related to Gümüşhane Province at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°07′43″N 39°26′18″E / 40.12861°N 39.43833°E / 40.12861; 39.43833