Boğazkale ("Gorge Fortress") is a district of Çorum Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, located 87 kilometres (54 mi) from the city of Çorum. Formerly known as Boğazköy ("Gorge Village"), Boghaz Keui or Boghazköy, this small town (basically one street of shops with a population of ~1,500) sits in a rural area on the road from Çorum to Yozgat.[4] The mayor is Osman Tangazoğlu (AKP).

Boğazkale is located in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°01′16″N 34°36′35″E / 40.02111°N 34.60972°E / 40.02111; 34.60972Coordinates: 40°01′16″N 34°36′35″E / 40.02111°N 34.60972°E / 40.02111; 34.60972
 • MayorOsman Tangazoğlu (AKP)
 • KaymakamMurtaza Dayanç
 • District310.50 km2 (119.88 sq mi)
 • Urban
 • District
 • District density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
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Boğazkale is the site of the ancient Hittite city Hattusa and its sanctuary Yazılıkaya. Because of its rich historic and architectural heritage, the town is a member of the Norwich-based European Association of Historic Towns and Regions (EAHTR).[5]

Ancyra FerreaEdit

The ruins of Ancyra Ferrea are nearby. This city was part of the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana, and at an early stage had a Christian community. Its bishop Florentius was one of the fathers of the First Council of Nicaea in 325. He was also among the Eastern bishops who departed from the Council of Sardica and set up a rival council in Philippopolis in 344. Philippus took part in the Council of Chalcedon in 351, Cyriacus in the Third Council of Constantinople (680) and the Trullan Council (692), Constantius in the Second Council of Nicaea (787), and Michael in the Photian Council of Constantinople (879).[6][7]

No longer a residential bishopric, Ancyra Ferrea is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[8]


  1. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Boğazkale
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2010-05-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ " - Turkey". Archived from the original on 2008-09-10. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  6. ^ Michel Lequien, Oriens christianus in quatuor Patriarchatus digestus, Paris 1740, Vol. I, coll. 799-802
  7. ^ Siméon Vailhé, v. Ancyre de Phrygie, in Dictionnaire d'Histoire et de Géographie ecclésiastiques, vol. II, Paris 1914, coll. 1546-1548
  8. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 832

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