Derince is a seaport, town and district of Kocaeli Province of Turkey. The mayor is Aziz Alemdar (AKP).

Coordinates: 40°46′N 29°49′E
  District222.97 km2 (86.09 sq mi)
  District density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)

Derince Port is one of the few ports in Turkey under government control. The port is operated by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD).[3] Having one of the biggest storage area in the region, the port is widely used for finished vehicle product transportation.

Derince is one of the few ports with railway connection in that area, and has the longest rail network within the port.[4] Two rail ferry services use Derince Port, Tekirdağ-Derince operated by TCDD and Derince-Illichivsk/Poti operated by Bati Wagon.

The port is in the privatization list of Privatization Administration.[5] The privatization process had restarted in October 2013.[6] Six companies had offered for Derince Port, but the tender process was cancelled when none of them continued in thepublic auction.[7]


The İzmit İsmetpaşa Stadium was located in Derince.

Derince Belediyespor Women's play in the Turkish Women's First Football League since the 2012–13 season. They finished the 2013–14 season in the third place.[8]

Twin towns — sister cities

Derince is twinned with:


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  6. Uysal, Onur (7 October 2013). "Derince Port to be Privatized". Rail Turkey.
  7. Uysal, Onur (20 January 2014). "Who Will Operate Derince Port". Rail Turkey.
  8. "Kadın Ligleri - 1. Lig Fikstür Puan Cetveli" (in Turkish). Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
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