Karabük

Karabük


Karabük, which was one of the districts of Zonguldak until 1995, gained the status of a province on 6 June 1995 with its six districts including Central District, Eflani, Eskipazar, Ovacık, Safranbolu and Yenice.

Karabük, with its population of 216.248 and an area of 4.145 km², is surrounded by Bartın to the north, Kastamonu to the northeast and east, Çankırı to the southeast, Bolu to the southwest and Zonguldak to the west. In Karabük, which is quite scattered in terms of settlements, villages are generally built in valley bases, near the forestlands and along the roads. Its biggest tributary is Filyos Streamlet, and its most important altitude is Keltepe. In our province, territorial climate is seen in the highlands while the climate is relatively mild in the valley base.

The economy of Karabük has developed in parallel with iron-steel industry. While it was a small city , it developed rapidly and became industrialized and urbanized. Its economy has begun to diversify and textile, marble, forest products and cement industry were established. In our province, the central district of which is based on manufacturing industry, the positive effects of Karabük University, founded in 2007, has been seen in the field of economy, social and cultural areas.