Sakarya Province

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Sakarya Province
Sakarya ili
Province of Turkey
Location of Sakarya Province in Turkey
Location of Sakarya Province in Turkey
Country Turkey
Region Marmara
Electoral district Sakarya
Area
 • Total 4,895 km2 (1,890 sq mi)
Population (2010-12-31)1
 • Total 872,872
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Area code(s) 0264
Vehicle registration 54

Sakarya Province (Turkish: Sakarya ili) is a province in Turkey, located on the coast of Black Sea. The Sakarya River creates a webbing of estuaries in the province.

Sakarya is located in the Marmara Region. Its adjacent provinces are Kocaeli to the west, Bilecik to the south, Bolu to the southeast, and Düzce to the east. The capital of Sakarya is Adapazarı. The climate is oceanic due to its close proximity to the Black Sea.

Sakarya is situated on the Ankara-Istanbul Highway. It is connected through both road and rail. Sakarya is serviced by Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport airport.The current mayor of Sakarya is Zeki Tocoglu (AKP).

History

Sakarya dates back to 378 BC. Ancient settlers included Phrygians, Bithynians, Cimmerians, Lydians and Persians, but Sakarya got its identity from the Romans and Byzantine rulers. One of the most important remains of historical significance is the Justinianus Bridge (Turkish: Beş Köprü) built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 533 CE.

Districts

Districts of the Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality in bold.

See also

References

  1. ^ Turkish Statistical Institute, MS Excel document – Population of province/district centers and towns/villages and population growth rate by provinces

External links

Coordinates: 40°41′50″N 30°27′24″E / 40.69722°N 30.45667°E / 40.69722; 30.45667








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