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Kartepe
(Köseköy)
—  District  —
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Kartepe
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°44′N 29°58′E / 40.733°N 29.967°E / 40.733; 29.967Coordinates: 40°44′N 29°58′E / 40.733°N 29.967°E / 40.733; 29.967
Country Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
Province Kocaeli Province
Government
 • Mayor
Elevation 10 m (35 ft)
Population (2010)
 • District 93,809
 • Urban 85,847
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 41250
Area code(s) 0262
Licence plate 41

Kartepe is a district center in Kocaeli Province, Turkey.

Geography

Kartepe (literally Snowy hill referring to mountains to the south) is situated at 40°44′N 29°58′E / 40.733°N 29.967°E / 40.733; 29.967 to the east of Kocaeli Gulf. It is almost merged to İzmit, the province center and it included in Greater Kocaeli (see Metropolitan centers in Turkey). Kartepe Mountains are to the south and Sapanca Lake is to the east of Kartepe. The urban population of Kartepe is 85847 [1] as of 2010.

History

Kartepe, then known as Köseköy, was founded in 1600s. After the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey agreement, Turks from Greece were settled in Köseköy in 1920s. Later people from Black Sea coast were also settled around Köseköy. Being a part of industrial area the population increased and in 1970 it was declared a seat of township. In 2008 it was merged to nearby towns, renamed as Kartepe and became a district center of Kocaeli Province. The municipality of Kartepe is now an intracity municipality of Greater Kocaeli.[2]

Economy

Industrial estates around Kartepe constitute the major revenue of the city. Another important sector is mountain tourism. Although Kartepe is founded in the low plains the mountains at the south serve as winter sports complex for nearby İstanbul citizens.

The rural area of the district

There are 10 villages in the rural area of the district. The total population (urban+rural) of the district is 93,809.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Turkstat. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved on 2011.
  2. Mayor's page (Turkish)
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