Çankırı Province

Çankırı Province (Turkish: Çankırı ili) is a province of Turkey, which lies close to the capital, Ankara. The provincial capital is Çankırı.

Cankiri Province

Çankırı ili
Location of Cankiri Province in Turkey
Location of Cankiri Province in Turkey
RegionWest Black Sea
 • Electoral districtCankiri
 • Total7,388 km2 (2,853 sq mi)
 • Total216,362
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Area code(s)0376
Vehicle registration18


Çankırı is primarily agricultural with wheat, beans, corn and tomatoes the most common crops.


Summers in Çankırı are very hot with low rain. Winters are very cold with rain and occasional snow.


Gumerdigin 2007
Gümerdiğin, a town in Şabanözü district

Çankırı province is divided into 12 districts (capital district in bold):

See also


  1. ^ "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

External links

Coordinates: 40°44′08″N 33°21′58″E / 40.73556°N 33.36611°E

1951 Kurşunlu earthquake

The 1951 Kurşunlu earthquake occurred at 18:33 GMT (20:33 local time) on 13 August near Kurşunlu, Çankırı Province, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey. The earthquake was one of a series of major and intermediate quakes that have occurred in modern times along the North Anatolian Fault since 1939.

It had a magnitude of 6.9 on the surface wave magnitude scale and a maximum felt intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale. There were 50 casualties and 3,354 injuries.

Akhasan Dam

Akhasan Dam is an irrigation & industrial water dam and embankment dam in Çankırı Province, Turkey. The dam was constructed between 1996 and 2001. The dam is 48 metres high, has a retained water volume of 16,000,000 m³ and covers an irrigation area of 2,253 ha

Governor of Çankırı

The Governor of Çankırı (Turkish: Çankırı Valiliği) is the bureaucratic state official responsible for both national government and state affairs in the Province of Çankırı. Similar to the Governors of the 80 other Provinces of Turkey, the Governor of Çankırı is appointed by the Government of Turkey and is responsible for the implementation of government legislation within Çankırı. The Governor is also the most senior commander of both the Çankırı provincial police force and the Çankırı Gendarmerie.

Güldürcek Dam

Güldürcek Dam is a dam in Turkey. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.


Ilgaz, formerly Koçhisar, is a town and district of Çankırı Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Ilgaz is also the name of a mountain range that is shared between Çankırı and Kastamonu provinces. The mountain is home to a ski center.

Ilgaz 15 July Independence Tunnel

Ilgaz 15 July Independence Tunnel, shortly Ilgaz Tunnel, (Turkish: Ilgaz 15 Temmuz İstiklal Tüneli or Ilgaz Tüneli), is a highway tunnel through the Ilgaz Mountains between Kastamonu Province and Çankırı Province in northern Turkey. The tunnel has twin tubes of

5,370 m (17,620 ft) and

5,391 m (17,687 ft) in length. The tunnel was opened to traffic on December 26, 2016.The construction cost of the tunnel was budgeted to 572 million (approx. US$200 million as of March 2016). The foundation stone laying ceremony took place on November 9, 2012. Tunnel boring works were completed on April 3, 2016.

Ilgaz Mountains

Ilgaz Mountains (Turkish: Ilgaz Dağları) is a mountain range in northwest Anatolia, Turkey. It belongs to the Pontic Mountains system.

Karadere Dam

Karadere Dam is a dam in Kastamonu Province, Turkey, built between 1998 and 2003. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.


Kurşunlu, formerly Karacaviran, is a town and district of Çankırı Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.

Kızılırmak, Çankırı

Kızılırmak is a town and district of Çankırı Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It takes its name from the river Kızılırmak.

Kızılırmak River

The Kızılırmak (Turkish pronunciation: [kɯzɯɫɯɾmak], Turkish for "Red River"), also known as the Halys River (Ancient Greek: Ἅλυς) (N. Marr explained its name by the Laz word meaning “river”) is the longest river entirely within Turkey. It is a source of hydroelectric power and is not used for navigation.

List of populated places in Çankırı Province

Below is the list of populated places in Çankırı Province, Turkey by the districts.

Mount Ilgaz National Park

The Mount Ilgaz National Park (Turkish: Ilgaz Dağı Milli Parkı) is a protected area established on June 2, 1976 and located on the Ilgaz Mountains at the borderline between Kastamonu Province and Çankırı Province in the western Black Sea Region of Turkey. Natural resources and its potential for recreational activities are the main values of the national park, which stretches over an area of 742.38 ha (1,834.5 acres).


Orta, formerly Kari Pazarı, is a town and district of Çankırı Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.

State road D.100 (Turkey)

D.100 is a west to east state road in Turkey. It starts at Kapıkule, the Bulgarian border check point, and ends in Gürbulak, the Iranian border check point. Since it runs all the way from west to east it crosses most of the north to south state roads including D.650, D.750, D.850 and D.950 .


Çankırı is the capital city of Çankırı Province, in Turkey, about 140 km (87 mi) northeast of Ankara. It is situated about 800 m (2500 ft) above sea level.

Çankırı (electoral district)

Çankırı is an electoral district of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. It elects two members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.


Çerkeş is a town and district of Çankırı Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey.


Şabanözü is a district of Çankırı Province, Turkey. It is nearly 80 km (50 mi) from Ankara and 100 km (62 mi) from Çankırı.

Çankırı Province of Turkey


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