Borçka (Laz: ბორჩხა, romanized: Borçxa; Georgian: ბორჩხა or ფორჩხა) is a town in Artvin Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, on the border with Georgia. It is the seat of Borçka District.[2] Its population is 11,409 (2021).[1]

Borçka
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Borçka is located in Turkey
Borçka
Borçka
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 41°21′49″N 41°40′45″E / 41.36361°N 41.67917°E / 41.36361; 41.67917Coordinates: 41°21′49″N 41°40′45″E / 41.36361°N 41.67917°E / 41.36361; 41.67917
CountryTurkey
ProvinceArtvin
DistrictBorçka
Government
 • MayorErcan Orhan (CHP)
Elevation
123 m (404 ft)
Population
 (2021)[1]
11,409
Time zoneTRT (UTC+3)
Postal code
08400
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.borcka.bel.tr

Borçka is reached by a winding road up from the Black Sea coast, alongside the Çoruh River (Nigali valley). There is a medieval stone arched bridge across the river just west of the town.

Borçka Lake is a popular excursion from Artvin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2021" (XLS) (in Turkish). TÜİK. Retrieved 30 January 2023.
  2. ^ İlçe Belediyesi, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 30 January 2023.

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