Bartın Province

Bartın Province (Turkish: Bartın ili), a small province in northern Turkey on the Black Sea, surrounds the city of Bartın. It lies to the east of Zonguldak Province.

The town of Bartın contains a number of very old wooden houses in a style no longer extant in other places.

Bartın province includes the ancient port town of Amasra (Amastris). This town stands on two small fortified islands and contains many interesting old buildings and restaurants.

Bartın Province

Bartın ili
Districts of Bartın Province
Districts of Bartın Province
Location of Bartın Province in Turkey
Location of Bartın Province in Turkey
RegionWest Black Sea
 • Electoral districtBartın
 • Total2,120 km2 (820 sq mi)
 • Total198,999
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Area code(s)0378
Vehicle registration74


Bartın Province subdivides into four districts (capital district in bold):

  1. Amasra
  2. Bartın
  3. Kurucaşile
  4. Ulus

See also


Amasra (view from the bridge)

Amasra, view from the bridge


Sunset in Amasra

Bartın River

Bartın river, near the Black Sea


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

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Coordinates: 41°36′16″N 32°30′40″E / 41.60444°N 32.51111°E


Amasra (from Greek Amastris Ἄμαστρις, gen. Ἀμάστριδος) is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris.

The town is today much appreciated for its beaches and natural setting, which has made tourism the most important activity for its inhabitants. In 2010 the population was 6,500. Amasra has two islands: the bigger one is called Büyük ada ('Great Island'), the smaller one Tavşan adası ('Rabbit Island').

Amasra Museum

Amasra Museum (Turkish: Amasra Müzesi) is a museum in Amasra district of Bartın Province, northwestern Turkey. Established in 1982, it exhibits archaeological artifacts and ethnographic items.

The museum is visited by more than 50,000 tourists yearly.


For the medieval Pomeranian emporium Bartin or Bartin-Zwillipp, see Bardy-ŚwielubieBartın is a city in northern Turkey and the central district of the province of Bartın.

Formerly a district of Zonguldak Province, Bartın has been made into a province seat in 1991 with the constitution of its province, including four districts: Central Bartın, Amasra, Kurucaşile, and Ulus). The city, with a population of c. 48,000, is situated 14 kilometers inland on the Bartın River (Bartın Çayı) that is navigable for vessels between the city and the Black Sea coast. Bartın River is the only navigable river for vessels in Turkey.

Bartın (electoral district)

Bartın 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.


Bithynia (; Koine Greek: Βιθυνία, Bithynía) was an ancient region, kingdom and Roman province in the northwest of Asia Minor, adjoining the Propontis, the Thracian Bosporus and the Euxine Sea. It bordered Mysia to the southwest, Paphlagonia to the northeast along the Pontic coast, and Phrygia to the southeast towards the interior of Asia Minor.

Bithynia was an independent kingdom from the 4th century BC. Its capital Nicomedia was rebuilt on the site of ancient Astacus in 264 BC by Nicomedes I of Bithynia. Bithynia was bequeathed to the Roman Republic in 74 BC, and became united with the Pontus region as the province of Bithynia et Pontus. In the 7th century it was incorporated into the Byzantine Opsikion theme.

It became a border region to the Seljuk Empire in the 13th century, and was eventually conquered by the Ottoman Turks between 1325 and 1333.

Cromna (Paphlagonia)

Cromna or Kromna (Ancient Greek: Κρῶμνα) was a town on the Paphlagonian coast, now in modern Turkey. It is mentioned by Homer in the Iliad. It was 60 stadia east of Erythini and 90 west of Cytorus. There are autonomous coins of Cromna.

The site of Cromna has been the subject of some disagreement among sources: Amasra and Kurucaşile both being suggested. However, modern scholars place its site near modern Tekeönü.


Erythini or Erythinoi (Ancient Greek: Ἐρυθῖνοι), also Erythrini or Erythrinoi (Ἐρυθρῖνοι), was a coastal town in ancient Paphlagonia, mentioned by Homer in the Iliad as an ally of Troy during the Trojan War. Strabo fixed the position of the town upon two rocks, called, from their colour, Ἐρυθρῖνοι, 90 stadia east of Amastris, and 60 stadia north of Cromna. Arrian writes that the Amastris is 60 stadia from the Erythini.Its site is located near Çakraz, Asiatic Turkey.

Governor of Bartın

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

Kastamonu Vilayet

The Vilayet of Kastamonu (Ottoman Turkish: ولايت کسطمونى, Vilâyet-i Kastamuni‎) was a first-level administrative division (vilayet) of the Ottoman Empire, established in 1867 and abolished in 1922. At the beginning of the 20th century it reportedly had an area of 19,300 square miles (50,000 km2), while the preliminary results of the first Ottoman census of 1885 (published in 1908) gave the population as 1,009,460. The accuracy of the population figures ranges from "approximate" to "merely conjectural" depending on the region from which they were gathered.

Kemere Bridge

Kemere Bridge (Turkish: Kemere Köprüsü) is a historical bridge in Turkey.

The bridge is in Amasra ilçe (district) of Bartın Province at 41°45′01″N 32°23′05″E. It is over a Black Sea channel connecting two neighborhoods of Amasra. It is between Anatolia mainland and Boztepe Island.

The bridge was constructed in the 9th century, i.e., during the Byzantine Empire era probably together with the Amasra Castle. Kemere is a one-arch bridge. Up until recently, the bridge was over a pebble embankment area. After dredging, now the channel has been opened to sea traffic. The width of the sea channel between the mainland and the island is only about 35 metres (115 ft). Currently the abutment of the bridge is being repaired by the governorate of Bartın.

Kirazlıköprü Dam

Kirazlıköprü Dam is a dam in Bartın Province, Turkey, which began construction in 1999 and is expected to be completed by 2018. The development was backed by the Turkish State Hydraulic Works.


Kurucaşile is a town and district of Bartın Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. The mayor is Mehmet Zihni Sayın (AKP).

Küre Mountains National Park

Küre Mountains National Park (Turkish: Küre Dağları Milli Parkı)), established on July 7, 2000, is a national park in northern Turkey. The national park stretches over the mountain range of Küre Mountains and is located in the districts Pınarbaşı, Cide, Şenpazar in Kastamonu Province and Ulus in Bartın Province.It covers an area of 37,753 ha (93,290 acres) at an average elevation of 500 m (1,600 ft).

List of municipalities in Bartın Province

This is the List of municipalities in Bartın Province, Turkey as of October 2007.

List of populated places in Bartın Province

Below is the list of populated places in Bartın Province, Turkey by the districts. In the following lists first place in each list is the administrative center of the district.


Mokata was an inland town of ancient Paphlagonia inhabited during the Hellenistic period. Its name does not occur in ancient authors, but is inferred from epigraphic and other evidence.Its site is located near Muda in Asiatic Turkey.


Paphlagonia (; Ancient Greek: Παφλαγονία, Paphlagonía, modern pronunciation Paflagonía; Turkish: Paflagonya) was an ancient area on the Black Sea coast of north central Anatolia, situated between Bithynia to the west and Pontus to the east, and separated from Phrygia (later, Galatia) by a prolongation to the east of the Bithynian Olympus. According to Strabo, the river Parthenius formed the western limit of the region, and it was bounded on the east by the Halys river.

The name Paphlagonia is derived in the legends from Paphlagon, a son of Phineus. (Eustath. ad Horn. II. ii. 851, ad Dion. Per. 787; Steph. B. t.v.; Const. Porph. de Them. i. 7.)

Tavşan Islet

Tavşan Islet (literally "Rabbit Islet" ) is a Black Sea islet in Turkey. It is named after the rabbits of the island.

The islet is situated to the north of Amasra ilçe (district) of Bartın Province at 41°45′06″N 32°23′03″E. Its distance to coast is less than 200 metres (660 ft). Its area is about 25,000 square metres (270,000 sq ft).

There are ruins of a cross shaped-plan church in the island from Republic of Genoa occupation era in the Medieval age. Currently the island is uninhabited. But there are frequent visitors from the main land because of a belief that the sick people who pass through a rock gap in the north eastern part of the island soon get well.

Ulus, Bartın

Ulus is a town and district of Bartın Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey; the town continues the ancient Greek colony of Olous (Ωλους). The mayor is Hasan Hüseyin Uzun (AKP).

Bartın Province of Turkey


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