Kandilli, Zonguldak

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Kandilli, formerly Armutçuk, is a town near Karadeniz Ereğli in Zonguldak Province, Turkey. The town was renamed in 2003 from Armutçuk.

Kandilli
Town
Location of Kandilli
Coordinates: 41°20′52″N 31°32′11″E / 41.34788°N 31.53643°E / 41.34788; 31.53643Coordinates: 41°20′52″N 31°32′11″E / 41.34788°N 31.53643°E / 41.34788; 31.53643
Country Turkey
RegionBlack Sea
ProvinceZonguldak
DistrictKaradeniz Ereğli
Government
 • MayorMehmet Kaya İpekçi
Elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Urban
3,046
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
67390
Area code(s)372
Licence plate67
Websitewww.yerelnet.org.tr

Kandilli is located on top of a mountain about 10 km north east of Eregli and about 40 km west of Zonguldak city. It is about 1 km from the coast of the Black Sea but due to the precipitous cliffs it is not readily accessible. Kandilli used to have a small port facility at the bottom of the cliffs which was accessible using a funicular railway contraption which was still operable as of 2002.

The main industry of the town is a coal mine producing black coal. A railway exists from Kandilli to the port at Eregli but is not in use. The route of the railway is scenic and has been suggested by local entrepreneurs as a possible tourist railway.

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