Coordinates: 41°21′49″N 41°40′45″E / 41.36361°N 41.67917°E / 41.36361; 41.67917Coordinates: 41°21′49″N 41°40′45″E / 41.36361°N 41.67917°E / 41.36361; 41.67917
Country  Turkey
Province Artvin
  Mayor Aslan Atan (AKP)
  Kaymakam Hüseyin Gökdemir
  District 798.70 km2 (308.38 sq mi)
Elevation 123 m (404 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 10,641
  District 22,964
  District density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
Post code 08400
Climate Cfb

Borçka (Laz: ბორჩხა/Borçxa; Georgian: ბორჩხა/Borchkha, also ფორჩხა/Porchkha; archaic Greek: Σωτηρόπολης/Soteropolis) is a town and district of Artvin Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey, on the border with Georgia.

Borçka is reached by a winding road up from the Black Sea coast, alongside the Çoruh River (Nigali valley). There is a medieval stone arched bridge across the river just west of the town.

Borçka Lake is a popular excursion from Artvin.


  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.

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