Karasu

Karasu is a town in Sakarya Province, northwestern Turkey, on the Black Sea coast. It has an overwinter population of around 30,746, which increases in the summer due to tourism. Much of its commerce centers on hazelnut farming and tourism.

Karasu
Karasu
Coordinates: 41°6′13″N 30°41′37″E
Country Turkey
ProvinceSakarya
Government
  Mayorİbrahim ALTUNSOY (AKP)
  KaymakamMurat Duru
Area
  District481.69 km2 (185.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[2]
  Urban
30,746
  District
54,434
  District density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Post code
54500
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.sakaryakarasu.bel.tr

The Acarlar Floodplain Forest is located partly in Karasu.[3]

Economy

Historically, Karasu has produced zinc and lead, which they started mining in 1898. When World War I started, production in the area declined.[4]

References

  1. "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  2. "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  3. "Acarlar Gölü Longozu" (in Turkish). Sakarya Orman ve Su İşleri Müdürlüğü. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  4. Prothero, G.W. (1920). Anatolia. London: H.M. Stationery Office. p. 103.


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