June 26, 2019

Karabuk History And The Towns

Karabük town, northwestern Turkey. On the Yenice River. Region is a tourism heaven with its historic Safranbolu houses and antique cities. Certainly the centrum is at a height of 270 meters above sea level. So there are hills and plateaus at a height of over 2000 meters. Therefore, one of the important forest areas of Turkey. So determined as the “Open Air Forest Museum”. Karabuk area considerably settled during the Hittite Empire Period.Then during the Phrygians, Hellenistic Kingdoms and Roman Empire periods. So the town of Karabuk exposed to a dense settlement during the Hittite Period, was Eflani. So village Kisla (Kislakoyu) of Ovacik its area settled during the period of Phrygians.
The towns of Karabuk are Eflani, Eskipazar, Ovacik, Safranbolu and Yenice.

History of KARABÜK

Karabük became the 78th province of Turkey in 6 June 1995. Merge of Çankırı’s Ovacık , Zonguldak’s Yenice, Safranbolu and Eflani districts.

The biggest land of Karabük is the mountains of the Northern Anatolian Mountains. These are fold mountains. Therefore, no more than 2000 metres height. There is a wide land of mountains in the north west of Karabük. In this region which is the continuation of Küre Mountains there are Çiğdem-Boyunduruk-Tekirdağ-Üçbel-Döneğen-Çanakçı peaks and Başköy Mountains which are 1400 metres in average. Around Yenice, which is the continuation of Bolu Mountains. Therfore the important peak is Keçikıran with 1400 metres in altitude.

Towns

The towns of Karabuk are Eflani, Eskipazar, Ovacik, Safranbolu and Yenice.

Safranbolu,

Safranbolu, an exemplary city reflecting all characteristics of traditional Turkish society and maintaining the cultural heritage formed in a historical process within a natural textile, was listed in the “World Heritage List” by UNESCO.In the old centrum determined and announced to be a protected area, 1008 historic buildings have officially been registered. Among these buildings, there are a special museum, 25 mosques, 5 lodges, 8 historic fountains, 5 baths, 3 inns, 1 historic clock tower, 1 sundial and hundreds of houses and mansions. So many tumulus, historic bridges and rock tombs.

Yenice

At a 35-km distance to Karabuk. So Yenice is significant settlement since the Seljuks. Yenice Forests host a great number of tree and shrub sorts seen in rare forests in the world except in tropical forests. It is really a tree museum with tree sorts, many of which have centennial length and width. So variety of animals inhabiting in these forests adds value to Yenice. Because in terms of wild life it is significant settlement since the Seljuks. So yenice Forests host a great number of tree and shrub sorts seen in rare forests. In the world except in tropical forests. It is really a tree museum with tree sorts, many of which have centennial length and width.

Important highlands in Karabük

Are these Avdan, Dede, Sorkun, Uluyayla, Göktepe, Sarıçiçek and Boduroğlu highlands.Canyons take an important place in the natural beauties of Karabük.

Mostly with the separation of lime stones in Safranbolu these are formed. İncekaya, Düzce, Tokatlı and Sakaralan Canyons are the popular canyons in the region. Şeker Canyon which is in Yenica has a length of 6.5 kms.

Early Anatolian church in KARABÜK

1,500-year-old structure believed to be one of the earliest churches in Anatolia. But has been unearthed during archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Hadrianapolis (Paphlagonia), in the Black Sea province of Karabük’s Eskipazar district.

However, Experts believe Hadrianapolis established in the first century and served as a settlement until the eighth century.

Speaking to the media, Ersin Çelikbaş, a member of Karabük University’s archaeology department, said the structure is believed to be one of the oldest churches in Anatolia.

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