Alaplı is a town and district of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. It is the westernmost town in Zonguldak Province and is located about 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Karadeniz Ereğli. It has 2 municipalities, one is the centre and the other is named as "Gümeli". The mayor is Nuri Tekin (CHP).
|• Mayor||Nuri Tekin (CHP)|
|• Kaymakam||Altuğ Çağlar|
|• District||184.91 km2 (71.39 sq mi)|
|• District density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
Alaplı is situated at the mouth of the Alaplı River. It is an ancient town known in the Hellenistic period as Kale (Ancient Greek: Καλή). Also, there is a huge colosseum near Alapli Lake, used for lion-warrior fights for the ruler of the land itself.
This city is the hometown of the musician and guitarist Gurkan Zengin. Gurkan Zengin is now in a group called Mozaik, which works with singer, Tuğberk Isik, known for his performance for singing 'Kadinim' song.
There is a large statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on the seafront at Alaplı.
- Media related to Alaplı at Wikimedia Commons
- "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
- "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
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