Kelkit is a town and district of Gümüşhane Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. The famous Aysu is from Kelkit. According to the 2010 census, population of the district is 39,547 of which 13,784 live in the town of Kelkit. The district covers an area of 1,438 km2 (555 sq mi), and the town lies at an elevation of 1,377 m (4,518 ft).
Location of Kelkit within Turkey.
|• Mayor||Ünal Yılmaz (AKP)|
|• District||1,438.16 km2 (555.28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,377 m (4,518 ft)|
|• District density||28/km2 (73/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The name "Kelkit" comes from the Kelkit River, a major tributary of the Yeşil River, which flows into the Black Sea. Kelkit's population is around 20,000 and it has 105 villages. People are either farmers or small business owners.
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- Statistical Institute[permanent dead link]
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Media related to Gümüşhane Province at Wikimedia Commons
- Forum (in Turkish)
- District governor's official website (in Turkish)
- District municipality's official website (in Turkish)
- District directorate of agriculture's official website (in Turkish)
- Road map of Kelkit district
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