Kocaeli Province

Kocaeli Province (Turkish: Kocaeli ili, pronounced [koˈdʒaeli]) is a province of Turkey and one of only two to not have the same official name as its capital, İzmit, which is thus also sometimes called Kocaeli. The province is the successor of the Ottoman-era Sanjak of Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Sakarya to the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Technical University.

Kocaeli Province

Kocaeli ili
Location of Kocaeli Province in Turkey
Coordinates: 40.852°N 29.878°E / 40.852; 29.878
CountryTurkey
RegionEast Marmara
SubregionKocaeli
Provincial seatIzmit
Government
  Electoral districtKocaeli
Area
  Total3,626 km2 (1,400 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total1,906,391
  Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Area code(s)00262
Vehicle registration41

Demographics

Data taken from Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality[2] and Central Dissemination System.[3] The information is for (xxxx-12-31).

District 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Kocaeli1,522,4081,560,1381,601,7201,634,6911,676,2021,722,7951,780,055
İzmit313,964315,734322,588327,435332,754338,710347,074
Gebze297,029305,557314,122319,307329,195338,412350,115
Derince123,136124,452126,675128,810130,657133,739136,742
Darıca140,302146,896152,542157,304164,385173,139182,710
Körfez130,730132,779135,692139,220142,884146,210151,149
Gölcük136,035137,637141,926143,867145,805149,238152,607
Çayırova82,49488,52393,64098,367103,536109,698117,230
Karamürsel50,88651,98752,50152,62153,03354,22555,169
Dilovası44,25844,95845,06044,98145,61045,71446,099
Kandıra46,98449,76949,55450,04250,04649,20348,937
Başiskele66,18368,03770,83573,32776,60579,62584,235
Kartepe90,40793,80996,58599,410101,692104,882107,988

Districts

Kocaeli province is divided into 12 districts with the capital district of İzmit (in bold):

See also

References

  1. "Population of provinces by years - 2000-2018". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Population of Districts by Year and Dependency Ratio". Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  3. "Central Dissemination System". Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2016-02-13.

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