Kocaeli Province

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Kocaeli Province
Kocaeli ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Kocaeli Province in Turkey
Location of Kocaeli Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region East Marmara
Subregion Kocaeli
Government
 • Electoral district Kocaeli
Area
 • Total 3,626 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,560,138
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Area code(s) 00262
Vehicle registration 41

Kocaeli Province (Turkish: Kocaeli ili, pronounced [kodʒaˈeli]) is a province of Turkey. Its capital is İzmit, which is also sometimes called Kocaeli. The province is the successor of the Ottoman-era Sanjak of Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Sakarya and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Istanbul the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Technical University.

Demographics[edit]

Data taken from Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality.[2] The information is for (xxxx-12-31).

District 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kocaeli 1,522,408 1,560,138 1,601,720 1,634,691 1,676,202 1,722,795
İzmit 313,964 315,734 322,588 327,435 332,754 338,710
Gebze 297,029 305,557 314,122 319,307 329,195 338,412
Derince 123,136 124,452 126,675 128,810 130,657 133,739
Darıca 140,302 146,896 152,542 157,304 164,385 173,139
Körfez 130,730 132,779 135,692 139,220 142,884 146,210
Gölcük 136,035 137,637 141,926 143,867 145,805 149,238
Çayırova 82,494 88,523 93,640 98,367 103,536 109,698
Karamürsel 50,886 51,987 52,501 52,621 53,033 54,225
Dilovası 44,258 44,958 45,060 44,981 45,610 45,714
Kandıra 46,984 49,769 49,554 50,042 50,046 49,203
Başiskele 66,183 68,037 70,835 73,327 76,605 79,625
Kartepe 90,407 93,809 96,585 99,410 101,692 104,882

Districts[edit]

Districts of Kocaeli

Kocaeli province is divided into 12 districts with the capital district of İzmit (in bold):

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces
  2. ^ "Population of Districts by Year and Dependency Ratio". Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kocaeli Province at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°51′07″N 29°52′41″E / 40.852°N 29.878°E / 40.852; 29.878