Gölcük, Kocaeli

Gölcük is a town and district of Kocaeli Province in the Marmara region of Turkey. The town is located at the northern gulf of Armutlu Peninsula on the coast of Marmara Sea and south of the province.

Gölcük
Gölcük is located in Turkey
Gölcük
Gölcük
Coordinates: 40°40′00″N 29°50′00″E / 40.66667°N 29.83333°E / 40.66667; 29.83333Coordinates: 40°40′00″N 29°50′00″E / 40.66667°N 29.83333°E / 40.66667; 29.83333
CountryTurkey
ProvinceKocaeli
Government
 • Municipality mayorMehmet Ellibeş (AKP)
 • District governorMustafa Pekdemir
Area
 • District206.67 km2 (79.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Urban
138,074
 • District
143,867
 • District density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Post code
41650
Websitewww.golcuk.bel.tr
A square in Gölcük town center. Here shows the propeller of Yavuz.
Yarhisar Museum Ship

It is the district, where the 1999 earthquake disaster happened. Gölcük is the location of one of the Turkish Navy's main naval bases. Also, Ford Otosan automobile plant is located in Gölcük. The mayor is Mehmet Ellibeş (AKP).

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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