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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

v t e

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

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Turkey
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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

v t e

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

Turkey
Turkey
portal Geography portal

v t e

Turkic Capitals of Culture

2012 Astana 2013 Eskişehir 2014 Kazan 2015 Mary 2016 Sheki 2017 Turkistan 2018 Kastamonu

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 244580

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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
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Kastamonu
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Araç
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Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

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East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

v t e

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

Turkey
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Turkic Capitals of Culture

2012 Astana 2013 Eskişehir 2014 Kazan 2015 Mary 2016 Sheki 2017 Turkistan 2018 Kastamonu

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 244580

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Kastamon


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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

v t e

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

Turkey
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Kastamon


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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

v t e

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

Turkey
Turkey
portal Geography portal

v t e

Turkic Capitals of Culture

2012 Astana 2013 Eskişehir 2014 Kazan 2015 Mary 2016 Sheki 2017 Turkistan 2018 Kastamonu

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 244580

.
Kastamon


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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

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West Marmara

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Aegean

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East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

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Kastamon


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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

v t e

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

Turkey
Turkey
portal Geography portal

v t e

Turkic Capitals of Culture

2012 Astana 2013 Eskişehir 2014 Kazan 2015 Mary 2016 Sheki 2017 Turkistan 2018 Kastamonu

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 244580

.
Kastamon


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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

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Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

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East Marmara

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West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

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Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

v t e

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

Turkey
Turkey
portal Geography portal

v t e

Turkic Capitals of Culture

2012 Astana 2013 Eskişehir 2014 Kazan 2015 Mary 2016 Sheki 2017 Turkistan 2018 Kastamonu

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 244580

.
Kastamon


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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
Çatalzeytin
local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
Araç
Muhacirler köyü

v t e

Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

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Mediterranean

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Central Anatolia

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West Black Sea

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Northeast Anatolia

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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is the capital district of the Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Province, Turkey. According to the 2000 census, population of the district is 102,059 of which 64,606 live in the urban center of Kastamonu.[3][4] (Population of the urban center in 2010 is 91,012.[5]) The district covers an area of 1,834 km2 (708 sq mi),[6] and the town lies at an elevation of 904 m (2,966 ft). It is located to the south of the province.

Contents

1 History 2 Economic history 3 Education 4 Climate 5 Transport 6 Notable natives 7 Gallery 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External links

History[edit]

Governor's historical office

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
city center and Nasrullah Bridge.

The city is believed to have been founded in the 18th century BC. The town was known as Timonion (Τιμόνιον in Greek) during the Roman period. The change of name of the town dates to the 10th century AD. Manuel Erotikos Komnenos, a Thracian soldier who became a prominent general and the father of the Byzantine emperor Isaac I Komnenos, was given lands around Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Emperor Basil II
Basil II
and built a fortress there named Kastra Komnenon (Κάστρα Κομνηνών). Manuel came to the notice of Basil II
Basil II
because of his defence, in 978, of Nicaea against the rebel Bardas Skleros.[7] The name Kastra Komnenon was shortened to Kastamone, and later turkified to Kastamoni and Kastamonu. The Dress Code Revolution started at Kastamonu
Kastamonu
by Atatürk
Atatürk
on August 23, 1925. Atatürk
Atatürk
made his historical speech concerning about the "Hat and Dress Revolution" in 1925 at his visit to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
at Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi
building.[8] The building is now used as Archeological Museum. The materials used by Atatürk
Atatürk
in his Kastamonu visit are also exhibited in the museum. Economic history[edit] In the early 20th century, nickel was being mined in the area around Kastamonu.[9] Education[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is home to Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University, which was established in 2006 by incorporating existing colleges, schools, and institutes that were previously under Ankara University
Ankara University
and Gazi University. Notable high schools in Kastamonu
Kastamonu
are: Abdurrahman Paşa Lisesi, also known as Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Lisesi, the first modern high school that was established in Anatolia
Anatolia
in late Ottoman Empire. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Mustafa Kaya Lisesi, an Anatolian high school, one of the most successful high schools in Turkey
Turkey
outside Istanbul, Ankara
Ankara
and İzmir. Climate[edit] Kastamonu
Kastamonu
has a humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) using the 32 degree isotherm, with cold winters and warm summers. The average annual precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with spring being the wettest season.

Climate data for Kastamonu, Turkey

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 3.2 (37.8) 6.0 (42.8) 10.8 (51.4) 16.5 (61.7) 21.1 (70) 24.6 (76.3) 27.8 (82) 28.0 (82.4) 23.9 (75) 17.9 (64.2) 10.9 (51.6) 4.9 (40.8) 16.3 (61.33)

Daily mean °C (°F) −0.9 (30.4) 0.7 (33.3) 4.3 (39.7) 9.6 (49.3) 14.1 (57.4) 17.5 (63.5) 20.3 (68.5) 20.0 (68) 15.6 (60.1) 10.6 (51.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.9 (33.6) 9.82 (49.68)

Average low °C (°F) −4.3 (24.3) −3.5 (25.7) −0.8 (30.6) 3.5 (38.3) 7.6 (45.7) 10.5 (50.9) 12.4 (54.3) 12.3 (54.1) 8.9 (48) 5.2 (41.4) 0.9 (33.6) −2.3 (27.9) 4.2 (39.57)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.7 (1.248) 27.7 (1.091) 35.8 (1.409) 53.5 (2.106) 71.4 (2.811) 72.8 (2.866) 32.0 (1.26) 29.6 (1.165) 31.9 (1.256) 39.3 (1.547) 27.9 (1.098) 34.6 (1.362) 488.2 (19.219)

Average rainy days 12.8 11.1 12.6 13.4 14.6 12.0 6.4 5.8 6.7 9.1 9.6 12.2 126.3

Average relative humidity (%) 78 76 68 62 64 64 55 57 61 67 78 81 67.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.2 95.2 142.6 165 226.3 255 300.7 291.4 216 164.3 108 55.8 2,088.5

Mean daily sunshine hours 2.2 3.4 4.4 5.5 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.4 7.3 5.4 3.5 2.0 5.72

Source: Turkish State Meteorological Service [10]

Transport[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Airport

The main bus station has bus links to most major Turkish cities. Kastamonu Airport
Kastamonu Airport
is active. Kastamonu
Kastamonu
is also the main railroad endpoint for the West Black Sea region. Notable natives[edit]

Latifî (1491-1582), Ottoman poet Iovan Tsaous (Yiannis Eitziridis) (1893–1942), Greek musician and composer Oğuz Atay (1934–1977), novelist Rıfat Ilgaz (1911–1993), novelist Halit Akmansü (1883–1923), military officer in the Ottoman and Turkish armies

Gallery[edit]

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
Republic Square

City center

Kastamonu
Kastamonu
University

Historic Turkish houses

Tomb

Nasrullah Mosque

See also[edit]

Çavuşköy

Notes[edit]

^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.  ^ "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.  ^ Turkish Statistical Institute. "Census 2000, Key statistics for urban areas of Turkey" (in Turkish). Archived from the original (XLS) on July 22, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  ^ GeoHive. "Statistical information on Turkey's administrative units". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Statistical Institute[permanent dead link] ^ Statoids. "Statistical information on districts of Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-22.  ^ Runciman, pp. 54-55 ^ İğdemir, Uluğ (1963). Atatürk. Mango, Andrew (trans.). Ankara: Turkish National Commission for UNESCO. pp. 165–170. OCLC 75604149.  ^ Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 106.  ^ "Kastamonu". Turkish State Meteorological Service. Retrieved 2 September 2016. [permanent dead link]

References[edit]

Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Kastamonu, Turkey". Retrieved 2008-11-14.  Runciman, Steven (1951) A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade, Cambridge University Press.

Further reading[edit]

Boğaç A. Ergene: Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire, Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Çankırı and Kastamonu
Kastamonu
(1652-1744). Studies in Islamic Law and Society, volume 17, Brill, Leiden, 2003. ISBN 90-04-12609-0.

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Kastamonu.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kastamonu.

Kastamonu
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governor's official website (in Turkish) Kastamonu, Çatalzeytin
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local newspaper (in Turkish) Kastamonu
Kastamonu
culture & travel guide Kastamonu, Araç
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Villages of Kastamonu
Kastamonu
District

Ahlatçık Ahlatköy Ahmetbey Akçakese Akçataş Akdoğan Aksinir Alçıcılar Alpağut Alparslan Alpı Arız Aşağı İsmailli Aşağıakça Aşağıbatak Aşağıelyakut Aşağıyuva Ayvalar Bahadır Ballık Baltacı Baltacıkuyucağı Başköy Başören Bayındır Bostanköy Bozoğlak Budamış Bulacık Burhanlı Bükköy Bürme Cambaz Cebeci Civciler Çakıllı Çatalçam Çatören Çavundur Çerçiköy Çevreli Çıbanköy Çiğil Çorumlu Damlaçay Darıbükü Dayılar Demirci Dereberçin Dereköy Dokuzkat Dursunlar Duruçay Eceoğlu Elmayakası Emirköy Emirler/Kuzyaka Emirler/Merkez Emirli Esenler Esenli Eşen Etyemez Evciler Eymir Gelinören Geyikli Girdallı Göcen Gödel Gökçekent Gökçukur Gölköy Gömeç Gömmece Gülef Hacıbey Hacıilyas Hacıköy Hacımuharrem Hacışaban Hacıyusuf Halaçlı Halife Halifekuyucağı Hamitköy Hasköy Hatipköy Hatipli Hatipoğlu Haydarlar Hocaköy Hüseyinli İbişler İbrahimli İmamköy İnceboğaz İslamköy Kadıoğlu Karaçomak Karaevli Karakuz Karamukmolla Karaş Kasaba Kasabaörencik Kaşçılar Kavakköy Kavalca Kayalı Kayı Kemerler Keremli Kırcalar Kırık Kırışoğlu Kıyık Kızılkese Kirenli Konukça Koruköy Köklü Köseoğlu Kurtgömeç Kurtkayı Kurucaören Kurusayar Kuşkara Kuzyaka Küçüksu Mescitköy Mollaköy Musallar Nalcıkuyucağı Numanlar Obruk Oğulköy Omcular Ortaboğaz Ortaköy Ömerli Örencik Örenyeri Pehlivanköy Sada Sahip Sapaca Saraycık Sarıca Sarıömer Seremettin Sırasöğütler Sipahi Subaşı Sulusökü Şeyhköy Talipler Tarlatepe Taşlık Tekkeköy Tepeharman Terziköy Uzunoluk Ümit Üyücek Yaka Yarören Yenikavak Yılancı Yolkonak Yukarı İsmailli Yukarıbatak Yukarıelyakut Yukarıkuyucak Yunusköy Yürekveren

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Kastamonu
Kastamonu
in Kastamonu Province
Kastamonu Province
of Turkey

Districts

Abana Ağlı Araç Azdavay Bozkurt Çatalzeytin Cide Daday Devrekani Doğanyurt Hanönü İhsangazi İnebolu Kastamonu Küre Pınarbaşı Şenpazar Seydiler Taşköprü Tosya

List of Provinces by Region

Istanbul

Istanbul

West Marmara

Balıkesir Çanakkale Edirne Kırklareli Tekirdağ

Aegean

Afyonkarahisar Aydın Denizli İzmir Kütahya Manisa Muğla Uşak

East Marmara

Bilecik Bolu Bursa Düzce Eskişehir Kocaeli Sakarya Yalova

West Anatolia

Ankara Karaman Konya

Mediterranean

Adana Antalya Burdur Hatay Isparta Kahramanmaraş Mersin Osmaniye

Central Anatolia

Aksaray Kayseri Kırıkkale Kırşehir Nevşehir Niğde Sivas Yozgat

West Black Sea

Amasya Bartın Çankırı Çorum Karabük Kastamonu Samsun Sinop Tokat Zonguldak

East Black Sea

Artvin Giresun Gümüşhane Ordu Rize Trabzon

Northeast Anatolia

Ağrı Ardahan Bayburt Erzincan Erzurum Iğdır Kars

Central East Anatolia

Bingöl Bitlis Elazığ Hakkâri Malatya Muş Tunceli Van

Southeast Anatolia

Adıyaman Batman Diyarbakır Gaziantep Kilis Mardin Siirt Şanlıurfa Şırnak

Metropolitan municipalities are bolded.

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