Tepealan

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Tepealan
Town
Tepealan is located in Turkey
Tepealan
Tepealan
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°45′N 37°18′E / 40.750°N 37.300°E / 40.750; 37.300Coordinates: 40°45′N 37°18′E / 40.750°N 37.300°E / 40.750; 37.300
Country Turkey
ProvinceOrdu Province
DistrictKorgan
Elevation
660 m (2,160 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,099
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
52700
Area code(s)452
Licence plate52

Tepealan is a town in Korgan district of Ordu Province, Turkey. At 40°45′N 37°18′E / 40.750°N 37.300°E / 40.750; 37.300 it is situated 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) south of Korgan. The distance to Ordu is 50 kilometres (31 mi). The population of Tepealan is 3099[1] as of 2011. In ancient ages the area around Tepealan was quite populated because of the iron mines around. During the Ottoman Empire era Turks as well as Greeks and Armenians lived in Tepealan. After the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) Moslem Georgian refugees were also settled in the village. In the 20th century, according to the Population exchange agreement between Turkey and Greece the Christian population was replaced by Moslem population from Greece. In 1974, Tepealan was declared a seat of township.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turkstat". Turkish Statistical Institute. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  2. ^ Mayor's page (in Turkish) Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine

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