Düzce Travel Guide

Düzce Province

Düzce is an area in northwestern Turkey. It is on the coastline of the Black Sea and is navigated by the fundamental interstate amongst Istanbul and Ankara. The principle town is Düzce. There are Greek destroys in the territory.

Düzce severed from Bolu and turned into a territory in its own directly after an overwhelming seismic tremor in the city in November 1999.

Inside Turkey, it came to be called as "the United Nations of Turkey" since its tenants have extremely differing ethnic foundations: Turks, Circassians, Abkhazians, Chveneburi, Laz, Roma, migrants from the Balkans and of late a few Kurds and Zazas.


Düzce territory is isolated into 8 areas (capital region in intense):

* Akçakoca

* Çilimli

* Cumayeri

* Düzce

* Gölyaka

* Gümüşova

* Kaynaşlı

* Yığılca


Düzce is the capital city of Düzce Province in Turkey.


Region: 1065 km² Population: 156.326 (2000) Düzce is the eightyfirst and the last region of Turkey which is arranged between the Capital Ankara and Istanbul. It has been enormously affected by the Marmara tremor (Aug.17,1999) and (Nov.12,1999) Düzce quake. It is known for its old landmarks and it was called as "KONSOPA" in old circumstances.

Duzce is quite recently arranged amongst Ankara and Istanbul; Ankara is 240 km away toward the East and Istanbul is 228 km away toward the West. The street of D-100 goes through Duzce and TEM Highway goes around it.

Duzce is put into the level of The West Blacksea drift. The city is encompassed toward the West by Sakarya, toward the Northeast by Zonguldak and toward the East by Bolu. The separation from East to West is 23 km and from North to South is 20 km. It opens to the Black ocean with the valley of Buyuk Melen on the Northwest. Adjacent are additionally some visitor focuses and famous attractions, for example, Abant, Kartalkaya, Yedigoller, Golcuk and Akcakoca.

As the atmosphere, despite the fact that the summers are hot and winters are icy, it changes between the West Black Sea and Central Anatolian atmospheres. Primary farming items in Duzce are: tobacco, maize wheat, nut and numerous sorts of wheat and vegetables.

The topographical area of Duzce is exceptionally alluring for nature mates and experience searchers. It has immense ranger service zone, levels, waterfalls, long seashore, shorelines, common holes, rafting on Big Melen waterway, cruising, water games and angling in the Lake of Hasanlar Dam, Efteni Lake with 150 sorts of fowls, and the Karduz Plateau which is secured with snow throughout the entire year.

Authentic Konuralp is 8 km away north of Duzce, first settlements there are backpedaling to third century BC. Until 74 BC it was a standout amongst the most essential urban areas had a place with the Bytinia State, which included Bilecik, Bolu, Sakarya, Kocaeli and it was vanquished by Pontus and after that by The Roman Empire. Amid The Roman time frame the city was affected by the Latin Culture and it changed its name as Prussias and Hypium. Later on Christianity affected the city and after the partition of The Roman Empire in 395 it was controlled by The Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire).

Konuralp Bey, one of Osman Gazi's leaders, was requested to overcome Duzce and its surroundings to the Ottoman Lands. In the fourteenth century he caught Duzbazaar (Duzce) and Roman Prusias after a fight against the Byzantines. The principal Ottoman chairmen in Duzce were Konuralp Bey, Sungur Bey, Semsi Bey and Gunduz Alp. Amid the late sixteenth century villagers pick this area as a commercial center and that is the reason it was called Duzce Bazaar in the focal point of the Plain.

Amid the Ottoman Empire Duzce gave the timber of the Navy and it turned into a vital focal point of transportation amongst Istanbul and the Eastern urban communities, for example, Sivas and Erzurum. At the eighteenth and nineteenth hundreds of years the tradesmen took the control of Duzce and business thrived.

At the time of Abdulaziz and Abdulmecit sultans, migrants from Caucasus, East Black Sea, East of Anatolia and The Balkans expanded the number of inhabitants in Duzce. The legislature gave them free land. The individuals who originated from different spots called the names where they possessed from: Caucasus, Abhaz, Laz, Georgian, Hemsin, Batum, Hopa, Tatar, Bosnak, Albanian, Bulgarian and so forth. Particularly because of the Armenians and the Greek who settled down in Duzce and began to exchange, the town had a vivacious life; it had 137 towns and 66,618 homes with the number of inhabitants in 36088 at the seasons of Abdulmecit II.

After the Republic the city had an extraordinary advancement on Industry and Trade. Since it is close to the huge urban areas, ports and characteristic assets, simple transportation, common marvels and social structure makes it excessively appealing for the speculation. Duzce is a standout amongst the most created urban communities on industry in Turkey. Particularly it is well known for timber and games and chasing firearms to the World. Today primary monetary areas are; ranger service generation, car parts, material, chasing and brandishes firearms, concrete, pharmaceutical items, nuts and tobacco. There are around 100 industrial facilities working in this segments, for example, timber plants, drain item plants, creature nourishment plants, flour plants, sustenance and pressing plants and so forth. Not to nonchalance farming too.

It was hit by the 1944 Duzce Earthquake, 1957 Abant Earthquake, 1967 Adapazari Earthquake, and in 1999 it was crushed by the seventeenth August Izmit Earthquake. At last it was destroyed too severely by another quake on twelfth of November 99 at 18:57. The greatness of the seismic tremor was 7.2 (Richter Scale), went on for 30 seconds, killing 845 individuals and harming more than 5,000. After this current it's perceived as the 81st city of Turkey with the assention of the Council Of Ministers so that Duzce could get over its harms with the Governmental guide.

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