Coordinates: 40°46′N 29°49′E / 40.76°N 29.81°E / 40.76; 29.81Coordinates: 40°46′N 29°49′E / 40.76°N 29.81°E / 40.76; 29.81
Country Turkey
Province Kocaeli
  District 222.97 km2 (86.09 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
  Urban 125,485
  District 128,810
  District density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Kaymakam Mahmut Kılıçdoğan Footbridge crossing over state road D-100 in Derince.

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

Derince Port is a few of the ports in Turkey under government control. 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 is using 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 gave offer for Derince Port, but the tender process was cancelled when none of them continued in public auction.[7]


The İzmit İsmetpaşa Stadium is 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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  4. Uysal, Onur (12 Feb 2014). "Railway Connected Ports of Turkey". Rail Turkey.
  5. "Derince Port". Turkish Privatization Agency.
  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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